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Vol. XXIII. No. 13. 



SEPTEMBER 2, 1911. 



PRICE TEN CEN'i S 



VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS WONT 
RECOGNI ZE RATS AS A UNION 

V. M. P. A. Talk Down Proposal to Meet White Rats 

Committee In Conference. Might Meet 

Non-Representative Artists. 



At the last meeting of the Board 
of Directors of the Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Protective Association, it is 
said that a suggestion that the man- 
agers meet a, committee of White Rats 
was talked down, before put to a vote, 
by the directors present. Those were 
E. F. Albee, J. J. Murdock, Percy G. 
Williams, William Morris, William 
Hammerstein, H. H. Feiber, Clark 
Brown, Marcus Loew and William 
Fox. 

The sense of the arguments against 
the V. M. P. A. officially recognizing 
the White Rats through a conference 
seemed to be that were this done, it 
would be an admission by the man- 
agers of the existence of the Rats 
as a union. Since the biggest con- 
tention existing in the strife between 
the managers and the artists has been 
the "Closed Shop," the managers did 
not care to take a step that would 
indicate a disposition upon their part 
to discuss the "Closed Shop," to which 
the> are unalterably opposed as re- 
gards the actors' organization, al- 
though a Variety, representative was 
informed that were a committee of ar- 
tists, non-representative, of the White 
Rats or other order, to request a hear- 
ing, it would doubtless be granted, 
for the purpose of talking over pres- 
ent conditions. 

One of the managers afterward re- 
marked: "This was a case where we 
had to place ourselves on record, 
whether we intended recognizing the 
Rats as a union." 

It is said that there has been a 
divided opinion among the managers 
whether the refusal to agree to a 
conference should bo made public. 
Some have advocated publicity to 
make their position definite, positive 
and final. 

The Vaudeville Managers' Protec- 



tive Association has a membership in- 
cluding all the leading variety man- 
agers in America. Its Board of Di- 
rectors is composed of twenty-two 
members. Nine constitute a quorum. 



WARNER OX ONE-NIGHTERS. 

This will be the last season for H. 
B. Warner in "Alias Jimmy Valen- 
tine." His contract with Liebler & 
Co. calls for a new production to star 
in next year. Before leaving the 
burglar play, Mr. Warner will take It 
over the one-nighters in the south. 

Other Liebler shows to go the same 
route will be "The Man From Home," 
with William T. Hodge, its first visit 
below the Mason & Dixon line. Mr. 
Hodge makes his season's start at 
Chicago next week. 

"The Deep Purple" is also due for 
a southern visit, as is May Irwin, in 
a new show. Miss Irwin will hit the 
south about the middle of November, 
coming into that section from the 
Coast. 



"MISS JACK" KINDLY TREATED. 

Philadelphia, Aug. 3 0. 

The musical comedy, "Miss .lack." 
in which Both well Browne, the fe- 
male impersonator, is featured, open- 
ed at the Lyric last Saturday night, 
continuing through this week. The 
opening was postponed one week to 
whip the show into shape. The man- 
agement feels so well satisfied that 
they will take it into the Herald 
Square. Monday, tor its New York 
showing. 

Superb mounting and costuming 
• aught the eyes of the critics, who 
treated the show with kindly spirit. 
It will probably undergo s.niie 
changes during tin. week, in prepara- 
tion for the New York opening. 



TATE'S "FLYING" COMING. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Aug. 30. 
Harry Tate's farcical skit, "Flying," 
has been engaged by Harris & Lasky 
to open at the Folies Bergere, New 
York, for eight weeks, commencing 
Oct. 16. 

The turn will appear in the Cabaret 
show at the Folies. It will afterwards 
be placed in vaudeville by Max Hart. 
Mr. Tate's "Motoring," with Robert 
Tate, is also due to return this season. 

Jos. Shea placed Mr. Tate's "Fly- 
ing" act with the Folies. The same 
agent has also booked Daisy Har- 
court to appear at the house for week 
Oct. 9, shortly after Miss Harcourt 
returns from her Australian trip. 



FOUR SUCCESSFUL DEBUTS 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Aug. 29. 

Four acts from the States made 
their debut here yesterday. 

Jarrow, the talking magician, ap- 
peared at the Palace last night, going 
on before nine o'clock, a most unfav- 
orable position for his style of act, but 
was a success, and will probably be 
moved further down on the program. 

At the Bedford, a hall that was 
thought would surely bury Murphy 
and Willard, the act did very well, 
and will likely obtain a better hear- 
ing through it. 

La Estrellita, a Spanish dancer, 
opened at the Tivoli, doing finely. 

Sharp and Wilks at the Totenham 
Palace did big. 

XEW SKITS ARE LIKED. 

(Special Cable to Variety,) 

London, Aug. I'o. 
The Follies company at. the Apollo 
is well liked in the new skits put on 
Monday, Among the travesties are 
'Baby Mine'' and "Kismet." 

"THE CONCERT" BIG SUCCESS. 
(Special Cable to Variety, ) 

London, Aug. :;<>. 
An instant success was registered 
for "The Concert." presented at tin- 
Duke ol York V theatre Monday. Irene 
Vanhrnuh and Henry Ainley in tin- 
leading roles are \ote<l great, 



STOLL PRODUCING PIECE. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Aug. 30. 
"Sumurun" will be presented in its 
entirety at the Savoy this season, by 
Oswald Stoll, who will make the pro- 
duction. The piece played as an act 
at Mr. Stoll's Coliseum. 



"COME ACROSS" FOR GABY. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Aug. 30. 

As soon as it was known in New 
York that she was going to play there, 
Gaby Deslys received a cable from 
a large motor car firm offering to 
place at her disposal during her stay 
in the metropolis, a motor car and 
chauffeur free of all charge. Gaby 
accepted with alacrity. 

In due course Gaby's name may be 
attached to the bottom of endorse- 
ments for all kinds of toilet requisites 
and feminine wearing apparel, pro- 
vided the promoters of the respective 
articles are prepared to "come across." 

AUSTRALIAN A SUICIDE. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 
Sydney, Australia, Aug. 28. 
Ted Kalman, a Melbourne comedian 
of repute, committed suicide yester- 
day. Details are lacking. 



BARTRAM LEAVES PERFORMER. 

(Special ('able to Variety, ) 

London, Aug. 30. 
C. C. Bartram has retired as man- 
aging editor of the Performer, the 
organ of the Variety Artistes' Fed- 
eration A clash with the Board of 
Directors led to Mr. Bartram leaving. 
\V. H. Clemart will likely be ap- 
pointed editor in Bartram's stead. 



BAND'S INSTRUMENTS SEIZED. 

Denver, Aug. 30. 

After surviving a smash-up in this 
city, the Banda Mexicans, which had 
trouble with the local union and en- 
countered the same difficulties in Pue- 
l;'o. finally came to grief in Salt Lake 
Cuy 

C (J. Conn, dealer in musical in- 
struments, attached the "tools of 
trade," and the band was compelled 
to give a crudely improvised benefit 
In order to raise sufficient funds to 
teach their respective honi«-s 



VARIETY 



OPENING ATTRACTIONS ON 

ONE-N1 QHTERS DOING WELL 

Booking Men Look Forward to Big Season, Though 
Watching the Middle-West Closely. 



If the enthusiasm of the theatre 
managers everywhere predicts any- 
thing, the coming theatrical season is 
going to he one of the biggest and 
most profitable registered in years. 

Though the season is just begin- 
ning, the reports from the road at- 
tractions now out are most favorably 
and excellent business has been re- 
corded all along the line. 

E. V. Giroux, of the Northwest 
Theatres' Association, is highly opti- 
mistic over the western prospects, de- 
spite the damage recently done by the 
forest fires in the northwest. He says 
with California marketing a ten-mil- 
lion-dollar prune crop that it cer- 
tainly looks good for the theatres. 
Not only California looms up bright 
on the crop thing, but the govern- 
ment experts say that the extreme 
west and northwest crops will be un- 
usually big. 

Although the association has more 
than 300 theatres on its chain, the 
season proper does not start until 
next veek or a week or so later. A 
good line of attractions are booked 
for the west and the season will have 
just as fine a line of shows as last 
season, if not better. 

J. J. Coleman, whose circuit em- 
braces 215 theatres, covering Missis- 
sippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Ten- 
nessee, Arkansas and Ohio, predicts a 
great season for the south, but be- 
wails the lack of good attractions. 
Me says the Washington crop report 
is great and that the harvest was 
never so abundant. Even in a sec- 
tion where the boll weevil got in his 
work, the cotton product will be the 
biggest in ten years. 

The houses in some of his theatres 
open about the middle of September, 
the Louisiana and Mississippi thea- 
tres opening in October, and Kentucky 
and Ohio starting early next month. 

A. Thalhelmer, representing the 
American Theatrical Exchange and 
Southern Booking Department of the 
National Theatres Owners' Associa- 
tion, looks for a most successful sea- 
son, banking much, on the crop report 
for the territory his 200 theatres 
cover. 

He expects reports to roll in from 
next week on, most of the houses 
starting business Labor Day week. 

From the Aarons time and Julius 
Cahn's New England Theatre circuits 
come reports of the early attractions 
doing big business. The majority of 
chc houses open next week and the 
week following. More than 500 thea- 
tres are on their books. 

It is the middle west the manage] s 
are watching. There most of the 
road attractions are scheduled to fol- 
low each other closely on the season. 
A slump in this section will send thosr 
booked for later showings scooting 
through the south which looks like 



their only salvation if present plans 
go awry. 

Reports on burlesque receipts for 
lust week from all over the country 
eust of the Mississippi showed that 
the strongest business had been done 
in *he middle west. 



SOUTH, BEST IN YEARS. 

New Orleans, Aug. 30. 

The theatrical season in the south 
looks the best it has for years. Crops 
haven't been better within the memory 
of the oldest lnhab., and as the soil 
is the meter of prosperity, this year 
should be a banner one. 

In New Orleans the Tulane opens 
Sept. 17, with "The Girl in the Train." 
The Crescent next week is to have 
"McFadden'8 Flats," and the Dauphine 
starts Sept. 24, with Tim Murphy. 

At the Lyric will be the Gagnon- 
Pollock Stock Company, opening Sun- 
day. The Greenwall continues with 
"pop" vaudeville. First class vaude- 
ville at the Orpheum commences Sept. 
11. 

Galveston, Tex., Aug. :10. 
Texas is 4,000,000 bales of cotton 
ahead of its last season's crop. 



ROAD SHOWS GETTING MONEY. 

Reports so far from attractions on 
the road bear out the prophecy in 
Varietv, of recent issue that the de- 
mand is only for high class stuff this 
year. 

From the statements being receiv- 
ed in the Al. Aarons office, the at- 
tractions show an improvement over 
those of last year for the same pe- 
riod. 

Brady's "Baby Mine" did more 
than $4,000 on its week stand at Hali- 
fax. "The Spring Maid," on its visit 
among a few towns of the east, has 
done enormously, in fact all box-office 
records have been broken. Other 
shows which are now well under way 
on their road trips, such as "Polly 
of the Circus," "The Girl In the 
Taxi," "The Nest Egg" and some of 
the "Madam Sherry" companies, are 
sending in excellent reports. 

"Madam X," with Adelaide French 
in the title role, since opening at 
Dover, is not only doing a big biz, but 
is giving great satisfaction. 



8Hl T BERT OPENS IN OCTOBER. 

Denver, Aug. 30. 

The Shubert will open in October, 
with Peter McCourt, manager. 

This week "The Spring Maid" ("No. 
2") at the Broadway scored a big hit. 

Stock has closed at Elitch's Garden. 



NEW MT. CLEMENS HOI SK. 

Detroit, Aug. :;o. 

The owners of the Bijou. "It. Clem- 
ens, contemplate the erection of a new 
$20, (Mm theatre there, to play legiti- 
mate attractions. 



THE NEW CORT. 

San Francisco, Aug. 30. 

The new Cort theatre will open 
Monday with "Baby Mine" as the in- 
itial attraction. 

The house is now completed. The 
interior decorations are the work of 
artists. The height of the playhouse 
equals five stories. There are no silk 
nor velvet hangings on account of the 
tire regulations, all the interior deco- 
rations being of plaster and oils. The 
walls, ceiling, sounding board, etc., 
are a dull gold. The first curtain is 
of bronze tapestry, interwoven with 
California fruits and flowers. The 
act curtain is of two-tone velour, with 
draperies of similar material. The 
carpet is of Wilton velvet and old 
rose in color. Chairs, mahogany 
Spanish leather. 

There are thirteen loge boxes in 
the balcony, holding four chairs each. 
Mural paintings adorn the ceiling, and 
above the stage are figures symbolic 
of the California seasons. All ma- 
terial used is' concrete and steel. The 
house is equipped throughout with 
automate fire sprinklers. It seats 
1,800. 



WILLIE COLLIER SOUTH. 

A southern trip will be taken this 
season by Willie Collier, who will play 
his Comedy theatre success over the 
Shubert time in the south, Including 
a week at the Dauphine theatre, New 
Orleans. The remainder of his visit 
down there has been routed by the 
American Theatrical Exchange, which 
is booking both sides of the legiti- 
mate opposition this season. 



SHOT IN "THE BARRIER" 

San Francisco, Aug. 30. 

Lee Miller, leading man of "The 
Barrier" company, wias accidentally 
shot in the groin during a perform- 
ance at Petaluma. The wadding 
blank of the cartridge was projected 
with sufficient force to injure him 
severely, but be pluckily insisted on 
finishing the performance after his 
wound had been dressed. 

After the show he was brought to 
the Frisco hospital. Clifford Thomp- 
son is now playing Miller's part. 



SISTER I'NDEHSTCDIES SISTER. 

Constance and Bianchi Robinson 
have been signed for Daniel Frohman's 
attraction, "Seven Sisters." One of 
the Robinson sisters will understudy 
the other. 

The show is booked for two weeks 
in Philadelphia, and will play a simi- 
lar engagement in Boston. 



STARRING MAX FIGMAN. 

Max Figman has signed a contract 
with Leigh Morrison. The actor will 
be starred in a piece which the latter 
will put out next month. 

Morrison-Leffler company's "White 
Sister," which opens Sunday, will play 
to the Pacific Coast and back. 



WHO IS JANE DOE? 

Paris, Aug. 23. 
At the Jardin De Paris is a young 
woman called Mile. Jane Doe. The 
English speaking people visiting the 
house wonder who .she may be. 



MARRYING FOR MONEY? 

Boston, Aug. 30. 

Two couples were married on the 
stage of the Boston theatre, Monday 
night, in full view of the audience. 

"The Girl In The Taxi" is playing 
there. Last week the management 
advertised $25 to the couple that 
would marry in a taxi on the stage. 

By the first mall scores of letters 
were received from couples willing to 
take advantage of the offer. 

Mabel Plnkham and Lester I*. 
Heald, of Newton, were the first cou- 
ple married by the Rev. Charles C. 
Kellog, of Brookline. He then tied 
the second knot for May Darlington 
and Rolf Otserman, of Boston. They 
were seated in a taxi during the cere- 
mony. 

When the ceremony was over, Bobby 
Barry, the star of the show, stepped 
forward and presented the couples 
with the $25. The "Bless you, my 
children," was the signal for the au- 
dience to stand up and cheer. It was 
also the signal for the members of the 
company to shower the married ones 
with rice and all the shoes that the 
wardrobe trunks contained. 

Bobby Barry was the best man. 
Bridesmaids were Julia Ring, Jau 
Salisbury, Jeannette Bageard, Ger- 
trude Shirley and Amelia Nelson, all 
members of the company. The "Two 
Girls in the Taxi," with the green- 
backs tightly clutched in their hands, 
then started on the first lap of married 
life, afoot. 



ECHO FOR "THE ECHO." 

There Is an echo for "The Echo," 

and the echo is saying "Who?" The 

booking men are asking the question. 

When it was first proposed to them 

by John Pollock and Eddie Weil that 

Charles B. Dillingham's show be 

routed with Bessie Clifford, the star, 
in place of Bessie McCoy, a route was 
penciled in for the production. 

Later it was discovered Mr. Pollock 
and Mr. Weil had listened to Miss 
Clifford, without having been in- 
formed that young woman was under 
contract to Lew Fields, to appear in 
Mr. Fields' "Never Homes." 

The routers are waiting for the two 
budding managers to come across 
with the name of "the Echo's" sub- 
stitute. 




MORRIS' PUBLICITY AIRSHIP. 

Thl.s l.s the airship William Morris will 
employ to promote publicity on the return 
trip of Harry I-nuder over here. 

It Is Km nk Ooodale's dlrltflble. now ilol 
nu Bervlee at the Sehenck Brothers Palls- 
aihs Park. New Jersey. Mr. Goodalc will 
take liis ship down the bay to meet the 
steamer I-auder arrives on. and the atmosph 
ere splitter will travel around the country, 
with or abend of the Lauder Road Show, aft 
ractlnif attention to the feature. 

Mr. Morris* publicity scheme up In the 
elouds la the first venture of Its kind. 



VARIETY 



BURLESQUE MAY GO UPSTAIRS 
ON HAMMERSTEIN'S CORNER 

William Thinking of Utilizing the Roof During the 
Winter for Western Wheel Burlesque Attractions. 



The deadheads who slip past the 
Hammerstein Corner to get a line on 
the weather indications from Willie 
Hammerstein's face may believe the 
younger Mr. Hammerstein only thinks 
about the business and next week, but 
the other day he gave some thought to 
the Roof. 

.he outcome of it may be that dur- 
ing the season, Western Burlesque 
Wheel shows are apt to find the 
real show place in the Borough of 
Manhattan they have so long sought 
in vain. At present Western shows 
may only be see'* in the Manhattan 
section of Greater New York by a visit 
to the Bowery or 8th Avenue. 

Last season Mr. Hammerstein ran a 
moving picture entertainment upstairs. 
The Marcus Loew acquirement of the 
American for the same thing, and Wil- 
liam Fox hopping into the New York 
theatre with his "pop" vaudeville, 
placed Hammerstein's Roof vaudeville- 
picture show in the also-ran division 
among the "small timers." 

With Eastern Burlesque shows play- 
ing to between $6,000 and $8,000 
weekly at the Columbia, on Broadway, 
but three blocks removed from "The 
Corner," Mr. Willie is willing to talk 
business with the Western Wheel pro- 
moters, for the purpose of having the 
ready burlesque cash along Broadway 
going more ways than one. 

The Western Wheel has an open 
week, caused by the loss of one house 
(Columbia) Boston, and might listen 
to a Hammerstein proposition. 

The scheme sounds so well to Mr. 
Hammerstein he has already convinced 
himself that Billy Watson's "Beef 
Trust" could run eight weeks upstairs 
ir. his house, without stopping. As 
the "Wheel" rotates, it is unlikely that 
any show could remain there for a 
longer period than the regular circuit 
schedule calls for, one house per week 
during the season. 

Burlesque shows usually play thea- 
tres on a 50-50 basis with the house, 
although there have been ca<*es where 
the theatres guaranteed the travelling 
attraction a certain amount. 



COHAN'S "FLAG" SONG. 

When George M. Cohan opens at his 
own Broadway theatre, Sept. 23, in 
a brand new musical piece of his own 
composition (book, lyrics and music) 
he will offer a new march song entitled 
"Any Place the Old Flag Flies." It 

is expected to gain great popularity. 

Cohan's play, "The Little Million- 
aire," will first be presented at Par- 
sons', Hartford, Conn., Sept. IS, 
where it expects to establish a pre- 
cedent in that town by staying there 
one whole week. Only a stock com- 
pany has remained a full week In 
Hartford. Mr. Cohan expects to start 
something. 

In Cohan's support will be Jerry J. 
and Helen F. Cohan. Lila Rhodes. 



Tom Lewis, George Parsons, Josephine 
Whittell, Julia Ralph, Sydney Jarvis, 
Donald Crisp, Earl Benham and a big 
typical Cohan chorus. 

"Get Rich Quick Wallingford," now 
at the Cohan, opens at the Park, Bos- 
ton, Sept. 25 and after a long stay 
there, will go to Philadelphia for a 
run. Another Wallingford company 
opens Sept. 4 at Asbury Park and 
plays in the middlewest. 



"SLEEPING OUT," A FARCE. 

Bozeman Bulger, sporting editor of 
the Evening World, and author of sev- 
eral vaudeville sketches, in collabora- 
tion with Morgan Robinson, a maga- 
zine writer, has written a farce call- 
ed "Sleeping Out," which will prob- 
ably be produced this season by Co- 
han & Harris. 



PARSONS-GEBEST PIECE. 

George Parsons, the husband of 
Georgie Drew Mendum, has written a 
musical comedy with music by Charles 
Gebest, director for George M. Cohan. 



$37,500 FOR 15 WEEKS. 

Fifteen weeks in vaudeville, com- 
mencing Sept. 18 at the Fifth Avenue, 
New York, have been secured for Lil- 
lian Russell by her personal repre- 
sentative, Mark A. Luescher, who has 
obligingly given his attention to Miss 
Russell in vaudeville, since the 
beauty-adorned prima donna signified 
a willingness to accommodate the 
managers. 

Mr. Luescher has secured a 
straight rate of $2,500 weekly for his 
star, who will count up $37,500 for 
the through term, with perhaps more 
weeks and money to be added on. 




TOO MUCH REHEARSING. 

The Dillingham-Ziegfeld lately ac- 
quired Eddie Foy show, "The Pet of 
the Petticoats," renamed "A Night 
Out," will not open at the Globe, as 
announced. The premiere has been 
postponed for at least a fortnight, as 
it has been decided to rewrite the 
first act. 

Julian Mitchell has been called in 
to complete the staging of the piece, 
replacing George Marion, whose ser- 
vices are required to direct the re- 
hearsals of A. H. Wood's "Gypsy 
Love." 

The company, which has already 
had seven week's rehearsal, is grow- 
ing restive. Max Hart's Steppers, 
The Madcaps and Weston, Fields and 
Carroll threaten to withdraw unless 
they are reimbursed for any further 
delays. 



"WATER WAGON" RUNS DRY. 

' On the Water Wagon," given a trial 
for three days last week, failed to fill 
the theatre. The lack of patronage 
forced the management to bring the 
"Wagon" back to New York. 

One of the actors reported the com- 
edy was alright, but that the public 
apparently did not like the title. 



IN A CLASSY REP. 

The Coburn Players, under Charles 
D. Coburn's management, with Mr. and 
Mrs. Coburn playing the leads, will 
open in September for a winter tour 
of the east and middlewest. They 
expect to play right on through next 
summer. 

The repertoire will include "Elec- 
tra," "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," 
"Much Ado About Nothing," "As You 
Like It," "Canterbury's Pilgrims" and 
several new pieces. 



CYRIL SCOTT AT BIJOU. 

Cyril Scott will appear, Sept. 11, 
at the Bijou theatre, in a play by 
Harrison Rhodes, called "A Modern 
Marriage." 

The cast will be Emily Stevens, 
Olive May, Percy Ames, Grace Thome 
Coulter, Lucille Watson, Edna Mc- 
Clure, Rene Kelly, Albert Gran, Hyl- 
ton Allen. 



XAZIMOYA IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Following the reopening of Power's 
theatre, Sept. 18, by Kyrle Bellew 
in "The Mollusc," will come Mme. Na- 
ziniova in "The Other Mary," the 
opening date of which has been set 
for Oct. 2, and which engagement is 
promised for a period of three weeks. 

The theatre is undergoing a com- 
plete overhauling, and is being artis- 
tically redecorated. The color-scheme 
is cream, with gold trimmings. 



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"Jl'DY O'HARA" GOING WEST. 

Aphie James, widow of the late 
Louis James, with a company com- 
prising Melbourne McDowell, James 
Young, Andrew Robson and Eugene 
West, playing "Judy O'Hara," started 
on a trip to the Pacific coast to- 
day. The show opens Sept. 11 at 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

The organization may enter a 
Broadway house early in the spring. 



"GIRL DREAMS" MOVING WEST. 

"The Girl of My Dreams," the Mc- 
Intyre-Hyams combination at the Cri- 
terion, is expected to end its engage- 
ment there Sept. 9, going to Grand 
Rapids for a week's stand. The show 
plays as far west as Kansas City and 
then returns east. 

Ralph Herz in "Dr. de Luxe" is 
scheduled to return to New York for 
a limited engagement at the Grand 
Opera House, opening Oct. 2. Jea- 
nette Childs, who was with the com- 
pany last season, has rejoined to play 
her former "kid" role. 

"Thais," Paul Wilstach's dramatized 
version of the novel, now rehearsing 
for its first road tour, opens Sept. 4 
at Johnstown, Pa. Its first big stand 
will be Pittsburg and then Buffalo. The 
piece hopes to stay in Chicago for 
some time. Mr. Wilstach is at work 
on a new play which Gaites will pro- 
duce about the first of the year. 

Constance Collier and husband (Ju- 
lian LeStrange who replaces Arthur 
Forrest in "Thais") are expected to re- 
turn to America to-day. They will 
begin rehearsals at once. Tyrone 
Power will again be with the company. 
Forrest, now in Europe, may enter 
vaudeville in a serious role upon his 
return. 

Kitty Gordon also arrives to-day. 
She and the other principals in "The 
Enchantress" start rehearsals next 
week. The show will first see the 
Broadway lights, at the New York the- 
atre. 

The chorus began working under 
Gus Salzer's direction Monday. Fred 
Latham will stage the production. Ow- 
ing to its heaviness, only week stands 
will be played, the show coming into 
New York around Oct. 1. Victor 
Morley, of "Three Twins" fame, has 
re-enlisted under the Jos. M. Gaites' 
banner and may be starred in a Span- 
ish operetta early this season. Va- 
rious pieces have been under considera- 
tion by Morley but the Spanish thing 
looks best to him. 

One of the Gaites "Three Twins" 
companies organized for this coming 
season, with Mayme Gerhue, Thomas 
Whiff en and Helen DuBois, opened in 
Paterson Monday night. The show Is 
routed for a trip through the Stair & 
Havlin houses. 



ENGAGES FOR "PASSERS-BY." 

Charles Frohman has engaged 
Louise Rutter and Rosalie Toller for 
the two leading feminine roles in 
lladdon Chambers' new play, "Pass- 
ers-By." 

"PasgerH-Hy" will be produced by- 
Mr. Frohman at the Criterion, 
following the closing of "The Girl Of 
My Dreams." Unless the engagement 
of the latter is prolonged, the new 
Frohman piece will open Monday, 
Sept. I 1 . 



PREMIERE IN INDIANAPOLIS. 

"The (Jirls From Kokomo." Edward 
.1. Dean's new three net comedy, will 
have its premiere Oct. l\ in Indian- 
apolis, with a well-known actress in 
the leading role. 

Dean is a younger brother of Tun's 
F. Dean, who will have charge or the 
Academy of Music. Nixon & Zimmer- 
man's Baltimore theatre. 



VARIETY 



IWNCKRH THIS SEASON. 

(Special Cable to Variet/.) 

London, Aug. 30. 

Pavlowa and Mordkin will appear at 
the Metropolitan Opera House, New 
York, during the winter opera sea- 
son, but not together. Director Gatti- 
Cazzaza has arranged for Mordkin, as- 
sisted by an all-star dancing cast, to 
appear there first for three weeks, be- 
ginning Dec. 18. 

Pavlowa will no doubt appear at a 
later date. With these dancers at 
daggers' point, and each determined to 
dance their best, the American public 
will see some great terpsichorean work 
this season. 

Notwithstanding their separate en- 
gagements at the Metropolitan, Pav- 
lowa and Mordkin will appear jointly 
at the Madison Square dancing festival, 
Oct. 16, 17 and 18, and will tour to- 
gether under Max Rabinoff's direction. 

Mr. Rabinoff had no sooner landed 
on American soil than he was forced 
to return to London, arriving there 
Tuesday night, to put the finishing 
touches to the Pavlowa-Mordkin Oar- 
den engagement. 

The de' Diaghileff Company, listed 
for an American appearance at an 
enormous expenditure of money, and 
looked upon as one of the greatest 
dancing organizations in the world, 
which included the famous Nljinski, 
has abandoned all its plans and its star 
artists, excepting Nljinski, have been 
tendered to Mordkin. 

With such dancers as Julia Siedlowa, 
Katrina Geltzer, Mme. Korally, Mme. 
Kohajinska and Bronislowa Pajitzkiai 
at his disposal, makes Mordkln's single 
appearance at the Opera House all the 
more momentous, with Pavlowa out 
of the company. 

The de' Diaghileff company has ap- 
peared in Paris and Russia, and was a 
big card in London. Divers reasons 
are said to have caused trouble in the 
company's plans. 

Rabinoff, who is in conference with 
the dancers here, is confident that the 
two stars will carry out their proposed 
American tour, although the rivalry 
will reach its climax when the dancers 
bid for separate favor at the Metro- 
politan. 



HACKETT'S COMPANY. 

James K. Hackett has engaged 
Frazer Coulter, Olive Oliver, Frank 
Berbeck, Mary Moran, Frederick Sul- 
livan and Vaughn Trevor for his star- 
ring tour in the dramatization of 
David Graham 'Phillips' novel, "A 
drain of Dust." 



LEAVES FOR WANT OF WORK. 

Atlantic City, Aug. 30. 
Through insufficient comedy for him 
to handle, Lionel Walsh, one of the 
new members in the cast of Julian El- 
tinge's "Fascinating Widow," leaves 
the show at the end of this week. 



NEW PLAYERS IN NEW HOUSE. 

Boston, Aug. 30. 
Fred Wright is located in Boston 
and is devoting his entire time to the 
opening of the new Plymouth theatre. 
The inaugural will be Sept. 23, with 
the Irish Players, who will, on that 
occasion, make their debut in this 
country. 



THIRD "IMPERSONATOR" SHOW. 

The theatre has had "The Girl 
From Up There," "The Man Who 
Dared" and "The Girl Who Dared." 
Now the public is to have "The Man 
Who Wasn't." This new pijee is by 
Norman Swarthout, who wrote "The 
Arrival of Kitty," which has been suc- 
cessfully presented on the road for 
the past ten seasons. 

His newest offering requires a fe- 
male Impersonator. This gives Norman 
a chance to entitle it "The Man Who 
Wasn't." 

Hal Johnson, featured in the Kitty 
show, will be starred in the Man 
show, which opens at Corning, N. Y. 
in September, under the management 
of Dougherty & Ryan. 

"Miss Jack," with Bothwell Browne 
in the title role, is due to open at 
the Herald Square Monday, thereby 
easing in New York a few days ahead 
of Julian Eltinge in "The Fascinating 
Widow." 

It looks like either a big boom or 
an awful flop in the impersonation 
productions for this season. 

A. H. Woods ran down to Long 
Branch to attend the opening of the 
Bothwell Browne show ("Miss Jack"). 
There Woods encountered Jake Shu- 
bert and offered to wager the lat- 
ter that he wouldn't dare bring the 
Browne show to New York, the 
amount of the wager to be $1,250 — 
and an additional $200 that he (Shu- 
b-"*r) wouldn't take the bet. 

Shubert declined the second propo- 
sition, but accepted the first, supple- 
menting it with another offer to wa- 
ger $25,000 to $5,000 that he would 
win the $1,250 bet. Woods declined. 



ACCEPT "THE CLAIRVOYANT." 

Frazee & Lederer have accepted a 
piece by Edward Peple, music by Vic- 
tor Hollander, entitled "The Clairvoy- 
ant." 



MANY INCORPORATE. 

John M. Gaites has incorporated 
The Enchantress Company with a 
capital stock of $10,000, to produce 
the piece of that name. 

The Bonita Company, capital stock 
$5,000, has also filed articles of in- 
corporation. 

In 1910 close to 1,000 certificates 
were filed in Albany for amusement 
enterprises. Since Jan. 1, of the cur- 
rent year, there have been over 500. 



RUTH ST DENIS ENGAGED? 

Cleveland, Aug. 30. 

It is reported that Ruth St. Denis, 
the star attraction at the Hippodrome 
this week, is engaged to C. B. Mc- 
Gee, a wriljr, from Los Angeles, who 
is preparing a play for Miss St. Denis 
to be featured in. 

There is said to be a parental ob- 
jection to the match, but that Miss 
St. Denis has taken a firm stand on 
the subject against her family. 

Los Angeles, Aug. 30. 
No C. B. McGee is known here, 
other than the C. B. McGhee who was 
supposed to be press agent for Ruth 
St. Denis, and was with her in this 
city, when she appeared at the Mason 
Opera House. 



WAITING FOR ALICE LLOYD. 

The legitimate and vaudeville are 
waiting for Alice Lloyd. She leaves 
Liverpool to-morrow (Saturday) .on 
(he Mauretania. W«rba & Luescher, 
who have Miss Lloyd under an agree- 
ment to appear in a suitable play if 
selected, will place a couple of musical 
pieces for her inspection. 

Pat Casey, Miss Lloyd's vaudeville 
representative, has offers from the 
vaudeville managers for the English 
girl's time this season. These of- 
fers include a return trip over the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

Charles McNaughton, who came 
over here to see his brother, Tom, in 
"The Spring Maid," returned home 
Wednesday. He will play a few weeks 
in the English production of that op- 
eretta, prior to returning here to take 
part with his sister-in-law, Miss Lloyd, 
in the musical production provided for 
her, if she does not return to vaude- 
ville. 

"The Spring Maid" in London, has 
not yet started rehearsals, although 
F. C. Whitney announced its opening 
over there for Sept. 16. 



BELIEVED THE AGENT. 

Portland, Me., Aug. 30. 

A certain travel! ng^organization 
played one of the small towns around 
here. The manager of the theatre sent 
a report into New York that the 
show was not anything like the ad- 
vance agent said it would be. 

As the company is said to be an 
inferior one, the season is expected to 
end sooner than expected. 



"MISS CUTUP" IN THE EAST. 

"Little Miss Cutup (no kin to "Lit- 
tle Miss Fix-It") managed by W. E. 
Spragg, of Boston, with Hugh Fay 
as the star, will play eastern terri- 
tory this season. 



HAS PREMIERE DANSEUSE. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

The Chicago Grand Opera Company 
has engaged Rosina Galli, a premiere 
danseuse of Europe, for the coming 
season of opera here. It is promised 
that Miss Galli will be surrounded uv 
a ballet of 'Inte.*i»aJonaV ^nutation. 

The singers will include Frederlch 
Schorr, a promising young baritone. 




BANKRUPTCY RELEASES TITLE. 

Cincinnati, Aug. 30. 
W. T. Porter, a composer, received 
an order this week giving back all 
right to the title and copyright to a 
song which he had turned over to 
the Greene Music Publishing Co., of 
this city. The publishing company is 
at present in bankruptcy. Referee 
William 11. Whitaker rendered the 
i uling thut an author or composer 
could demand a copyright or right to 
the title of any composition that he 
had given in trust to the publishers, 
providing that publisher went into 
bankruptcy. 



TV ('ORB AN ACTOR. 

Detroit, Aug. 'M). 

The actors have got to Ty Cobb, and 
next season he is going to star under 
the direction of Vaughan Glaser in 
"The College Widow." The show will 
play the Stair & Havlin time. 

Almost any good ball player can be 
an actor in the off season, but you 
have got to be pretty good to star— 
and Ty is pretty good, so they say. 



INJURED AT REHEARSAL. 

New Orleans, Aug. 30. 
While rehearsing to-day in an imi- 
tation aeroplane, Edna Elmore, an act- 
ress, fell twenty feet, severely Injur- 
ing herself. She was removed to the 
Charity Hospital. 

Seattle, Aug. 30. 
George Perkins, member of a tne- 
atrical troupe at Skagway, Alaska, was 
dangerously injured while on an ex- 
cursion with the company members. 
He fell sixty feet into a crevice. It 
is reported his injuries may prove 
fatal. 



O'NEILL'S TWO SHOWS. 

William II. O'Neill is organizing a 
company to present "The Lottery Man" 
in eastern territory, opening at Ban- 
gor, Me., Labor Day. William A. 
Williams will play Cyril Scott's former 
role. 

Mr. O'Neill has secured the rights 
for "Our New Minister," which he will 
put out about Sept. 15. 



NEW PLAZA AT PORT ARTHUR 

Ft. Worth, Tex., Aug. 30. 
The new Plaza at Port Arthur 
made famous as the home of the late 
John W. Gates, who owned all there 
was worth owning in the town, will 
open its doors about Nov. 10, with 
legitimate attractions booked in 
through the American Theatrical Kx- 
change (Weis Circuit). The Plaza is 
being built by the locnl Flks lodge. 



"ACRES" FOR DREW-BARRYMORE 

Philadelphia, Aug. 30. 
Sidney Drew and Lionel Barrymore 
will appear at Keith's next week in 
"Bob Acres." They are booked for 
the following week at the Orpheum, 
Brooklyn. 



MAISIE WALTON 
In "Th« Pink Lady." 



A A RONS BOOKING SWISHER. 

Morgantown, West Va., Aug. 30. 
The Swisher theatre has passed 
from the control of H. A. Christy, 
and will hereafter be operated by 
LouiB Sitneck, with attractions book- 
ed in by the Aarons agency, New 
York. 



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No. 13 



"The Arab** opened its season at 
Buffalo Monday last. 

Sam Tauber really takes himself se- 
riously. 

Ben Teal had an automobile, until it 
burned up Tuesday night. 



Madame Herrmann will appear next 
week at the Wlllard theatre, Chicago. 



Nate B. Spingold has been appoint- 
ed press agent for the Winter Garden 

Carrie De Mar is not playing at the 
Brighton theatre this week. Ray Cox 
was added to the program. 



Mrs. Thomas Whiffen will soon be 
seen in a vaudeville sketch, produced 
by the James Devlin Co. 



The Schenck Bros.* Palisades Park, 
N. J., will close Sept. 10 or 17, after 
its most successful season. 



Master Philip Tranb has been sign- 
ed to play Bobby in H. B. Warner's 
"Alias Jimmy Valentine." 



Harry Mnndorf is expected to re- 
turn to the United Offices agency next 
week. 



Jules Delmar, speaking of a fellow 
the other day, said, "He hasn't enough 
sense to be half-witted." 



Walter 8. Caldwell will again be 
the treasurer at the Colonial this sea- 
son. 

Felice Morris will play In "Sadie." 
the John Cort production listed for 
November. 



The Homer Miles Players and the 

Carleton Macy Players, formed by the 
principals but without their presence, 
will play the F. F. Proctor "small 
time" houses. 



W. J. (Bode) Moore will be the 
man back with Wagenhals ft Kem- 
per's "Seven Days," the first of their 
organisations to take to the road. 



De Haven and Sidney sailed for 
England on the Celtic Aug. 31 for en- 
gagements on the Barrasford and De 
Frees time. 



The Express Trio, a foreign act an- 
nounced to open at the Folles Ber- 
gere Sept. 18, cabled a postponement, 
giving Illness as an excuse. 

The Lambert Brothers will join the 
Howard Thurston show next week, 
when that aggregation opens at 
Worcester, Mass. 



La Maze, Quail and Blaise is the 
corrected name of La Maze, Quail and 
Tom, so billed at the American last 
week. 



"The Getaway*' is a sketch written 
by Edgar Selden for vaudeville. Three 
people will play it sometime this 
month. 



Paul Seldom (Seldom's "Venus" — 
posing act), returned from Europe this 
week and proposes to enter into the 
general producing line in America. 

George A. StillweU, A. M. Montea- 
gudo, Harry Semels and Frances Slos- 
son have been signed by John Cort 
for the Mrs. Leslie Carter company. 

The Colored Picture* at the Herald 
Square goes to Daly's, next week, re- 
maining there until "Sweet Sixteen" 
moves in Sept. 11. 



P. C. Armstrong sailed for Berlin, 
Thursday, taking with him his elec- 
tric floral ballet which is booked 
abroad. 



The Potter-Hartwell Trio are ex- 
pected to return to New York shortly. 
Joe Shea will handle the act. It 
has been in Australia for some time. 



Elliott Forman, who assisted Mark 
Luescher in establishing a publicity 
bureau for the Orpheum Circuit, has 
severed his connections with the office. 



Mile. Faddma has been secured by 
Llebler ft Co. for the forthcoming 
production of "The Garden of Allah" 
at the Century theatre, to present a 
"national Algerian dance." 

The Virginia Minstrels, backed by 
W. H. Little, which will present min- 
strelsy of ye old-fashioned type, trav- 
eling in their own car, will shortly 
bid for favor in the eastern houses. 



Henry H. Winchell has been en- 
gaged as manager of the Aborn Eng- 
lish grand opera company which tours 
the country this winter presenting 
"The Bohemian Girl." 



Forrest Crosman has been engaged 
as business manager for Max Plohn's 
"No. 2" "Girl From Rector's" com- 
pany which opens at Yarmouth, Nova 
Scotia, Sept. 21. 



Beatrice Ingram Is making ready 
for the presentation of a new sketch, 
of the "slangy" type, by Herbert Hall 
Winslow. No title has yet been de- 
cided on. 



Albee, Weber A Evans have placed 
Mary Norman for a vaudeville tour. 
Miss Norman turned down several pro- 
duction offers. She will open Sun- 
day at the Columbia, Cincinnati. 



Jas. H. Moore, of Rochester and 
Detroit, is brown as a berry, the tan 
having been acquired In a long vaca- 
tion. Mr. Moore is going to stick 
around now. 



Perkins Fisher is announcing that 
last week he celebrated his fiftieth 
birthday, and that next week he will 
start his twelfth consecutive season 
in "The Half Way House." 



Irene Franklin will not headline the 
Fifth Avenue bill next week. Some 
disturbance somewhere, as Miss 
Franklin and Burt Green were regu- 
larly engaged for the position. 



Billle Reeves returned from Eng- 
land Sunday. "The Drunk" opens 
with a Fred Karno company in "A 
Night in an English Music Hall" at 
the Colonial, New York, Sept. 11. 



Arthur Lawrence, Ivo Dawson, Stan- 
ley Dark and Esther Evans have been 
engaged by Liebler ft Co. to support 
Margaret Anglln in "Green Stockings" 
at the Thirty-Ninth Street theatre. 



The cast of "What the Doctor Or- 
dered" will include Mabel Bert, Vir- 
ginia Hammond, Kate Meek, Si me 
Meredith, Fritz Williams, William 
McVey, Alan Pollock. 



Ben Smith, while playing at the Bell 
theatre, Oakland, last week, was 
seized with hemorrhages of the lungs 
and compelled to retire from the bill. 
His place was taken by Tom Kelly. 



Nana*8 partner sprained his back 
and the act was compelled to retire 
from the bill at the Orpheum, San 
Francisco, for this week. They were 
replaced by the Cadets de Gascogne. 



A number of theatrical people have 
been seriously inconvenienced by a Are 
which occurred Saturday night, de- 
stroying the showrooms of Kleigl 
Brothers, at Broadway and 38th street. 
This firm had in the place the light- 
ing equipment of a number of shows 
and vaudeville acts. 



The Palace, Morristown, N. Y., a 
new "small timer," opens Sept. 2. 
Four acts and pictures will be the 
program booked by the Prudential 
Vaudeville Exchange. 



Joe Meyers has formed a partner- 
ship with Frank Arnold, heretofore a 
manager of legitimate attractions, to 
conduct a vaudeville producing and 
booking office. 

Lyclia Yeamaiis, daughter of Annio 
Yeamans, is due to arrive in this coun- 
try in a few weeks with her husband, 
Fred Tihin. Alf Wilton is handling 
the act 



Louis X. Parker, the English au- 
thor, returned to New York, Wednes- 
day, accompanied by his daughter, 
Dorothy, who will resume the part of 
Marjolaine in "Pomander Walk." 



The Orpheum Circuit, excepting 
New Orleans, will be completely open- 
ed Monday next. The New Orleans 
Orpheum opens Sept. 11, taking its 
weekly program from Memphis, In- 
tact. 

L. J. Golde, assistant to Phil Nash 
in the United Booking Offices, return- 
ed to work Monday, after a vacation 
of two weeks. Mr. Golde also became 
a married man this summer before the 
vacation. 



Aubrey Pr ingle has joined Violet 
Allen and Co. The act will be placed 
by Jack Levy. Mr. Prlngle's inter- 
est in the Chicago Cafe, started by 
him and Geo. Whiting, was purchased 
by his partner. 



A typewriter at the United Booking 
Offices, (with some of her duties in- 
cluding the proper billing of acts) 
sent out a contract for Roehm's Ath- 
letic Girls, reading "Comedy Aero- 
bats and Leaping Dogs." 



John De Lorls is at Keith's, Phila- 
delphia this week, replacing the Ros- 
sow Midgets, on an emergency call. 
It is the first time Mr. De Lorls has 
appeared for B. F. Keith In seven 
years. 



Anna Marble has written the 
groundwork of a new sketch for Sam 
Chip and Mary Marble. Haves ft Don- 
nelly will inject the "laughs." When 
completed, it will be. presented in 
vaudeville. 

Elaa Ward closes her engagement 
at the Portola Louvre, San Francisco, 
this Saturday night, after a three 
months' stay there. She plays the Or- 
pheum theatres in Ogden and Salt 
Lake City en route to the east. 

The Lougworths, who have Just 
completed two years In the west, have 
arrived in New York, and are under 
the direction of Albee, Weber ft 
Evans. They will show a new act 
hereabouts during the next few weeks. 



Elizabeth Mayne has closed with 
Ralph Herz In "Dr. De Lux," and 
has returned to New York. The little 
woman is recovering from the effects 
of an accident which occurred on the 
recent road trip. 



Corlnne Sales Is recovering from a 
compound fracture of the leg, received 
while out driving Aug. 16 at Valencia, 
N. Y. Dooley and Sales have been 
obliged to postpone their opening en- 
gagement four weeks in consequence 
of the accident. 

Henry Washington Bushworth Wag- 
goner, known to the managing pro- 
fession as "Rod," has accepted one 
of the managerial Jobs with Frazee ft 
Lederer, being assigned to the "Ma- 
dam Sherry" which opens Aug. 31, 
at London, Ont. This company goes 
to the far west. 



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VARIETY 



CHICAGO, PRODUCING CENTRE, 
SENDIN G OUT M ANY SHOWS 

While Few New, the Western Producers Are Duplicat- 
ing Many Successes, with the Shows Ranging from 
Classy Musical Attractions to Stock. Open- 
ings So Far Reported as Very Good. 



Chicago, Aug. 30. 

About the busiest set of people in 
the amusement field of the middle 
west these days, are the producing 
managers, who make this city the cen- 
ter of their activities. So far the 
season has opened up auspiciously, 
with the exception of one "stranded" 
company, which venture was launched 
under conditions too impracticable to 
admit of the possibility of success. 
The early autumn gives promise of 
even greater doings In the way of 
"openings." Both in point of num- 
bers and quality of entertainment, the 
attractions that are being launched 
out of the "Windy City" this year are 
calculated to cause the American the- 
atrical world to sit up and observe, 
and Incidentally win indisputable rec- 
ognition for Chicago as a producing 
center. 

In former years the Mort H. Singer 
musical shows have been recognized 
as the productions of real class, so 
far as the west Is concerned, but this 
season the "spotlight" position on the 
producing stage is shared by more 
than one other firm of impresarios. 
Up to the present time only four 
shows are registered out of the Singer 
offices. This number is not likely 
to be increased unless the season, la- 
ter on, shows evidence of being an un- 
usually prosperous one. These at- 
tractions are Harry Bulger In "The 
Flirting Princess," "Miss Nobody 
From Starland," with Olive Vail in 
the stellar part; Henry Woodruff in 
"The Prince of Tonight," and "The 
Heartbreakers" with George Damerel 
as the star. All have had their 
openings, reported to have been un- 
usually successful. Bulger is routed 
to the Coast for the first time in eight 
years,- and the "Starland" show en- 
Joys the distinction of being the first 
big attraction to open out there this 
season. A good routing of central 
time has been allotted to the Wood- 
ruff and Damerel shows and there Is 
a possibility that the latter may In- 
vade the east later in the year. 

When asked about the opening 
plans for the new City Hall theatre, 
which is in course of construction on 
Clark street, near the Grand Opera 
House, Manager Singer stated that 
the house is expected to be ready for 
occupancy about Feb. 1, and in all 
probability will bo formally opened at 
that time. He added that it is un- 
certain whether his company will per- 
sonally direct its management or whe- 
ther the playhouse will be leased to 
outside parties. This, he said, will 
be determined in the near future. 

Harry Askin will limit his enter- 
prises to three attractions this year. 
Two of these are his last season's 
successes, "The Sweetest Girl in 
Paris" and "The Girl I Love." The 
third is the new LaSalle Opera House 



production "Louisiana Lou." The 
latter had its premiere Sunday at the 
Davidson, Milwaukee, and comes to the 
LaSalle, Sept. 3 for an extended run. 
Great things are expected of it. 

Trixie Frlganza is to be featu#h 
in "The Sweetest Girl in Paris" in- 
stead of her last year's vehicle, "The 
Girl I Love," and the show, which 
opened Aug. 27 at Appleton, Wis., 
will be sent through to the Coast. 
The personnel of "The Girl I Love" 
company compares favorably with 
those of the other attractions. This 
show is scheduled to open Sept. 3 at 
Racine, Wis., with a routing of the 
middle west to follow. 

An important change is announced 
in the Askln executive forces, to take 
place Sept. 1, when Otto R. Henkel, 
business manager of the LaSalle and 
the road attractions, bids farewell to 
the show business, and will migrate 
to some point In the northwest where 
he proposes to embark in a commer- 
cial line. 

There are three producing firms in 
the Masonic Temple which must be 
reckoned with this season. They are 
the United Play Company (formerly 
George Amusement Co.), Rowland ft 
Clifford, and Gaskell ft MacVitty. 

The first named concern is send- 
ing out a total of five companies, all 
playing popular royalty pieces. In 
addition to these the United Is di- 
recting the business affairs of the 
Grace Hayward Stock Company, 
which starts on the second year of its 
existence Sept. 2, at the Warrington, 
Oak Park (suburb of Chicago). The 
opening play will be "The Marriage 
of William Ashe," with "The Great 
Divide" to follow. Three "Third De- 
gree" and two "Lion and the Mouse" 
shows will constitute the United's 
road attractions. Sarah Padden, for- 
merly on the salary list of Henry B. 
Harris, has been cast for the star 
part in the "No. 2" "Third Degree" 
company, which is booked on the big 
city time. This company opened Aug. 
19 at Rockford, 111. The "No. 1" 
company opens Sept. 3 at Hammond, 
Ind., and will be sent to the Coast, 
with Franklyn Gale In the stellar 
role. The latter show will be piloted 
by Lee Parvin, two weeks In advance, 
and with S. E. Grady as the "second 
man." Both of these agents were 
ahead of "The Squaw Man" last sea- 
son. The third company opens Aug. 
31 at Freeport, 111., and will feature 
Grace Lord, understudy to Miss Pad- 
den last year. This company is 
routed through the east and south. 

One of the "Lion and Mouse" com- 
panies is to play the mlddlewest and 
the other goes south. Hedde Lau- 
rent, last season's star in the United's 
production of "St. Elmo," will be fea- 
tured in one of these shows, and 
Gertrude Richie, last year with this 



firm's "Paid in Full," will head the 
cast in the other company. The for- 
mer attraction opened Aug. 24 at 
drown Point, Ind., and the latter 
starts the season Sept. 3, at Clinton, 
la. 

Rowland ft Clifford will have a rep- 
resentation of seven shows on tour. 
The success of "The Rosary" last sea- 
son, seem 8 to have warranted the 
sending out of five companies play- 
ing that piece this year. In addi- 
tion to this, the firm will tour one 
company each of Ed. Rose's new play 
"Rock of Ages" and "Don't Lie to 
Your Wife." Jessie Arnold, wife of 
the author, will be starred In the for- 
mer play, which opened Aug. 20 at St. 
Louis, and will be seen on nothing 
but the best of the big-city time. Dave 
Lewis will again bo featured in the 
other piece. The attraction goes in 
the best of the Stair ft Havlln houses, 
opening at the Imperial, this city. 

The "No. 1" "Rosary" company 
oyens Sept. 3 at Springfield, 111., and 
will also play the city time. Another 
"city" company of this play opened 
Aug. 27 at Grand Rapids. The Coast 
company opens Sept. 3 at South Chi- 
cago, the eastern show opened Aug. 
27 at Michigan City, Ind., and the 
southern company commences the sea- 
son on the same date at Benton Har- 
bor, Mich. 

Gaskell ft MacVitty are satisfied 
with a complement of three attrac- 
tions this year. These are "Rosa- 
lind of Red Gate," which opened Aug. 
14 at Indianapolis; "The Rosary," 
opening Aug. 20 at Waukegan, Wis., 
and "The Servant In the House," 
starting at Jamesville, Wis., Sept. 4. 

Rowland & Gaskell have formed a 
combination, and are touring a com- 
pany of "The House Next Door" and 
also "The Cowboy and the Thief." 
The former opened Aug. 6 at Colum- 
bus, and will be seen in the popular 
priced houses of the Stair & Havlln 
circuit. The other attraction opened 
Aug. 27 at Kenosha, Wis., and will go 
to the Coast. 

Among the producers of lesser note 
may be prominently mentioned Kllmt 
ft Gazzolo, lessees of the new Im- 
perial, on West Madison street, and 
who are sending out two melodramas 
on the Stair ft Havlln time. These 
are "The Boy Detective," opening 
Aug. 26, at Kansas City, and "The 
Girl of the Streets," which commences 
the season Sept. 2 at the same point. 

Charles M. Baker, another western 
producer, is starring his wife Bertha 
Gibson in "Merry Mary," a musical 
play which suffered a "frost" last 
spring at the Whitney, and which is 
now enroute on the best of the Stair 
ft Havlln circuit. 

Lincoln J. Carter, the ex-king of 
melodrama, is back, taking a "flyer" 
with "The Cat and the Fiddle" and 
"The Man and the Moon." Both at- 
tractions are already on tour. 

E. J. Carpenter, formerly identified 
with Gaskell ft MacVitty, opened 
"The Convict's Daughter" Aug. 27, 
at the Alhambra, Chicago. He pro- 
poses to send the show over the Stair 
and Havlin circuit, playing the "pop" 
priced houses, and also on the Jake 
Wells time in the south. In the east 
this impresario has "The Blue 
Mouse" and "Forty-Five Minutes 
From Broadway," both scheduled for 



an early opening in New England, and 
subsequently west and south. 

Beulah Poynter will be seen In a 
new play under the direction of her 
old managers, Burt ft Nlcolal. It 
is entitled "Mother's Girl." This show 
opens to-day at South Bend, Ind. 

The reopening of the Marlowe The- 
atre Stock Company, Chicago, is an 
event that occurred Aug. 28. The 
Initial play Is "The Charity Ball." 
Comparatively few changes have been 
made in the personnel. 

Eugenia Blair Is to scintillate in 
"The Light Eternal," which opened 
Aug. 26 at Fort Wayne, Ind., under 
the management of M. E. Rice, repre- 
senting the Stair Interests. 

Harry Chappell, erstwhile treasurer 
of the new Blackstone, this city, is 
directing the business affairs of a 
road production of "The Traveling 
Salesman," which commences Sept. 2 
at a point near Chicago. He is rep- 
resented "back with the show" by 
Walter Harmon. Robert O'Connor, a 
Milwaukee actor, Is the leading man. 
Interested In the venture in a finan- 
cial way is A. S. Stern, a wealthy 
business man of New York City. 

When "Knighthood Was in Flower" 
opens Sept. 16 at Benton Harbor un- 
der the management of W. K. Sparks, 
and will go to the Coast over the John 
Cort circuit. Anna Day will again 
be featured. 

Frank King has the Shubert pro- 
duction of "Billy" and will essay the 
titular role in the play. The open- 
ing took place Aug. 26 at Esther- 
ville, la. The show is routed through 
the middle and northwest, with Coast 
time to probably follow. 

"The Three Twins" and "The Gold- 
en Girl" have been in active rehearsal 
here for an opening Sept. 2. They 
both will play the mlddlewest, with 
a trip to the Coast later In the sea- 
son. Frank Wade will direct the tour 
of the "Twins" show. J. Caulfleld 
will manage the other attraction. 

Cal Stewart, a former vaudeville 
entertainer, has commenced rehears- 
als at Cedar Rapids on a new play 
entitled "In Politics," and will take 
it over the one and three-night stands 
in the west and south. 

An opera company is being organ- 
ized here under the direction of James 
F. Roach and under the auspices of 
a local lyceum bureau. It will be 
used to play lyceum course enter- 
tainments throughout the mlddlewest. 
The opening date Is Sept. 24. 

This Is harvest time for the book- 
ing agencies. As a consequence the 
offices of A. Milo Bennett and Harry 
Sheldon have been fairly besieged for 
the last few weeks with producing 
managers or their representatives. 
Mr. and Mrs. John Petrie have been 
here engaging people for a stock com- 
pany, to open at Muskegon, Mich., 
Sept. 9. Htflden Brothers have round- 
ed up a company for "The Denver 
Express" and "The Angel and the 
Ox." Kennedy and Rapier gave "Tel- 
egraph Station No. 21" an opening 
near here recently. Frank McWat- 
ters is putting out a company of "The 
Little Homestead," and the O. 1) 
Woodward Stock Company is organiz- 
ing for an early first performance at 
the new American theatre, Omaha. 

Clarence Bennett's "A Royal Slave" 
(Continued on page 9.) 



VARIETY 



UNITED-ORPHEUM COMBINATION 
REPORT ED AS A CERTAINTY 

E. P. Albee and Martin Beck Have Agreed Upon a Mer- 
ger of the B. F. Kelth-Orpheum Circuit Prop- 
erties. To Take Place Within Two 
Months, Says Mr. Beck 



From a statement made this week 
by Martin Beck to a Variety repre- 
sentative, and other information re- 
ceived, the reported combination of 
the theatrical properties held by B. F. 
Keith and the Orpheum Circuit is 
practically a certainty. 

Mr. Beck's statement was to the ef- 
fect that the consolidation would be 
concluded within two months. 

The amalgamation of the big vaude- 
ville interests will be under corporate 
form. The name of the new corpora- 
tion has been decided upon, it is said. 
The capitalization proposed is a very 
large one, perhaps $10,000,000. 

No information could be obtained 
as to whether any other United Book- 
ing Offices managers, besides Messrs. 
Keith and Albee would be concerned 
in the amalgamation. Variety's in- 
formation is that the corporation may 
endeavor to secure other "United 
houses" by purchase. 

Many of the details are reported 
to have been settled upon between 
Messrs. Albee and Beck, just before 
Mr. Albee left last week for his New 
England auto tour. Albee and Beck 
will be the executive officers of the 
consolidated concern, with Mr. Keith 
and Morris "Meyerfeld, Jr. occupying 
official positions that will not require 
constant attention from either. 

Before leaving for Europe early in 
the summer, Mr. Beck confirmed a re- 
port at that time of the present pos- 
sibility. The likely juncture of the 
Keith-Orpheum interests apparently 
settles all stories of any friction be- 
tween the Orpheum offices and United 
Booking Offices, or of contests for con- 
trol in any section of the country. 

Mr. Beck left yesterday for a week's 
trip through the west, where he will 
visit several Orpheum towns, meet- 
ing Mr. Meyerfeld at Omaha. 



SPECIAL PICTURES AT PRINCESS. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 
As a sort of prelude to the opening 
of the regular season, which event is 
expected to occur about Oct. 1, the 
Princess theatre was relighted last 
Saturday night to permit of the pre- 
sentation of a specially made picture 
production. The attraction is ex- 
pected to remain here for at least a 
month. 



SYNDICATING NEW COMEDY. 

London, Aug. 23. 

There has been formed a syndi- 
cate for the presentation of a new 
musical comedy at the Globe theatre. 
The piece, under the management of 
Louis Hillier, has already been heard 
on the continent. It will also be pre- 
sented in Paris, at the Theatre Re- 
lane. 

The piece, called "Les Moullns qui 
Chantent," is by Frantz Fonson and 
Pernand Wicheler, music by Arthur 



Van Oost. An English version is 
being prepared by Leslie Stiles. Mr. 
Hillier is writing some additional 
numbers. The opening date Is set for 
Oct. 3. 

In the meantime the Globe will be 
occupied during September by a com- 
pany of Brussels actors, who played a 
year in Paris up till the end of last 
July, at the Bouffes-Parisiens, in "Le 
Mariage de Mile. Beulemans." It is 
being translated for the English stage 
by Sydney Elow. 



D'ORSAY'S SUPPORT. 

Lawrence D'Orsay, who stars in 
"The Earl of Pawtucket," arrived 
Monday from a two months' stay In 
London. Rehearsals will start next 
week. 

In his support will be Louis 8yd- 
meth, Ernest A. Elton, Katherine 
Emmett (leading woman), H. J. Car- 
vill, Leonard Ide, Robert W. Smiley, 
John Alden, Harry Drlscole, John Tay- 
lor, Henry Ward, Lewis E. Parmenter 
and Susie Lawrence. 



MOVES OVER TO SOUTH BEND. 

LaFayette, Ind., Aug. 30. 

The regular season of the Dryfus 
theatre (Harry Sommers, lessee), was 
opened last week by the Keith stock 
company in repertoire. The first le- 
gitimate attraction comes early next 
month. 

Samuel Pickering, manager of the 
Dryfus, goes to South Bend to man- 
age both of Sommers' houses at that 
place. 

James W. Howard, the high diver, 
severely burned in a slide for life into 
the Wabash river during the K. of P. 
convention, has been sent to his home 
in Seymour. 



CHICAGO, PRODUCING CENTER. 

(Continued from Page 8) 
had its opening Aug. 27 at DeKalb, 
111., under the management of George 
H. Bubb. 

Rehearsals have commenced for the 
new B. C. Whitney production "Dol- 
lars and Dimples" to be presented 
Sept. 24 at the Whitney Opera House. 
'•'The Rivals" opened Aug. 27 at 
Brainard, Minn., under the manage- 
rial direction of William Yule. 

Rose Melville Is to be seen in an- 
other show this season. Her well 
worn but perennially popular vehicle 
"Sis Hopkins" will be used to exploit 
the histrionic abilities of Ida Law- 
rence, who will open Sept. 24 at De- 
troit. 

George ^Sidney's "Busy Issy" show 
was organized here and enjoyea a 
healthy opening Aug. 27 at the Hfcy- 
market. The opening of Robert Har- 
ris' "Daniel Boone" show occurred 
Aug. 28 at Bloomlngton, Ind. The 
Gagon-Pollock Stock Company was 
organized here, and will open the sea- 
son Sept. 3 at the Lyric, New Orleans. 

A. A. Wall, an Owensboro, Ky., 
manager, was in Chicago last week 
engaging people for a permanent 
stock company at Evansvllle, Ind. 

Herbert Bethew will take out a 
company of "The Man on the Box" 
and opened Aug. 28 at Georgetown, O. 

A. Mayo Bradfleld will present 
"Barriers Burned Away" which is be- 
ing rehearsed somewhere up in Min- 
nesota, preparatory for an early open- 
ing. 

Harry A. Murray sends W. F. 
Mann's "Tempest and Sunshine" on a 
tour, and all of the other Mann at- 
tractions have been leased. 

C. Jay Smith, who operates out of 
the Chicago offices of the Jordan Show 
Print, is sending "Sis Perkins" and 
several other small shows over the 
"one nights" of the middle west, east 
and south. 



GERMAN CARTOONIST NOW. 

August M. Froehlich, cartoonist of 
the Staats Zeitung, Is going Into 
vaudeville, offering comedy cartoons 
and finishing with an artistic painting 
on a glass transparency. He is under 
the direction of Paul Durand. 




"HELLO PARIS" MOVES UP. 

When the present nrst show or re- 
vues at the Folies Bergere is sent 
out on the road, Sept. 18, "Hello 
Paris," the "Midnight Revue" (and 
now a part of the Cabaret or second 
show at the Folies) will move up on 
the program, becoming one of the new 
series of revues the management will 
present In the 46th street music hall 
that date. The Cabaret show will 
remain. 

In "Hello Paris," Edna Aug may 
succeed Nita Allen in the eccentric 
comedy part Miad Allen played In the 
revised edition. 

In the big show that starts out, 
Laura Guerite will be found In the 
cast instead of Grace La Rue, who 
retired from the Folies last Satur- 
day. Sunday the World gave Miss 
La Rue and the house a page. 

Cook and Lorenz have been engag- 
ed as comedians for the new Folies 
musical comedy. The libretto of the 
new work — or rather its American 
adaptation — is by William Le Baron. 

Among those discussed as candi- 
dates for engagements at the Folies 
Bergere are Yorke and Adams, Joe 
Welch, James T. Powers, Nat Wills 
and Eva Tanguay. No other engage- 
ments have been definitely entered 
into other than Cook and Lorenz. 



PAPER WITH NO TITLE. 

Boston, Aug. 30. 

The town is plentifully papered for 
the opening of the Raymond Hitch- 
cock show at the Colonial Theatre 
Sept. 2, but there isn't a single sheet 
of the paper that tells the name of the 
show with which the star is connect- 
ed. All that Is shown Is a life size 
print of Hitchcock, ana "Cohan and 
Harris present." The newspaper ads. 
carry the name of the show, "The 
Red Widow." It was originally In- 
tended to open the show Labor Day, 
but the premiere is advanced two 
days ahead of the schedule. 

The members of the company are 
due in town to-day and will take part 
in a number of dress rehearsals. 

On Sept. 1 an international copy- 
right performance of "The Red Wid- 
ow" will be held in London. 



KRAMERS FILE PLANS. 

Plans will be filed next week for 
the new theatre to be built by Wil- 
liam Kramer's Sons, on the west side 
of the Bowery, running south of Ca- 
nal end through to Elizabeth, on the 
former site of their Atlantic Gardens. 
There will be eight stories of offices 
and floors, In addition to the theatre, 
which will have a seating capacity of 
1920. The dimensions will be lOOx 
200. 

No policy has been decided upon by 
the builders. They expect to have It 
in working shape by a year from now. 



McRAE and LEVERING'S 

Latest actuation 
"THE CYCLE AEKO-PLANE" 
Next week (Sept. 4th) Columbia Theatre. St. Louis. Mo.; Sept. 11th. Majestic. Mllwnuke. 
Sept. 18th, MaJeBtlc, Chicago, etc. Cnder th»- management of 1'AUI, pritAN'I) 



MISS STARR'S SHOW SELECTED. 

"The Case of Becky" is the title of 
the new play selected by David Be- 
lasco for Frances Starr this season. 

It is a drama by Edward .1. Locke, 
author of "The Climax," and will 
have its premiere In Cincinnati dur- 
ing October. 

KobhiiiN, the European btryrl.> rider, 
has been booked to open in New York, 
Tan. 15. 



10 



VARIETY 



"PLAY OR PAY" AGREEMENT 

FOR V AUDEVI LLE ARTISTS 

Vaudeville Managers' Protective Association Issues 
"Equitable Contract" for Its Members. No "Can- 
cellation" Clause. "Copy Acts" Covered. 



The first "Play or Pay" contract 
ever in use by the big American 
vaudeville managers was issued this 
week, under the authorization of the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective As- 
sociation. 

A printed form of the agreement 
was sent to each manager enrolled in 
the association. The United Booking 
Offices will place the contract into 
effect at once. 

It Is the form of agreement gotten 
up pursuant to a recent conversation 
between the association's officers and 
Bert Leslie, president of the Vaude- 
ville Comedy Club. A copy of the 
form was mailed Tuesday to the V. C. 
C. for its inspection. 

The "cancellation clause," a dis- 
agreeable feature to artists of all pre- 
vious contracts they have been called 
upon to sign, has been entirely elim- 
inated from the present contract, 
which is reproduced on this page. 

The clause formerly providing for 
cancellation by fire and so on has 
had "strike" added to It, while it is 
also stated in the contract that should 
the present policy of a theatre change 
for which an artist holds a contract, 
the agreement becomes void through 
that. This is a condition found In 
English contracts, and was one of the 
reasons why the "two-weeks' clause" 
was Inserted In previous contracts on 
this side. 

Paragraph 9 Is new, that If an artist 
wilfully violates a contract made with 
any member of the V. M. P. A., all 
contracts held by him with other 
members are subject to cancellation. 
The word "wilfully" Is used to per- 
mit an artist to show cause that the 
cancellation was unavoidable or for 
good reason. All the former provi- 
sions to the effect that artists must 
perform to the satisfaction of the 
manager are missing in the new 
agreement. The liquidated damage 
clause remains about the same. 

The new contract handles Illness In 
a different manner to that formerly 
made part of an agreement. Hereto- 
fore an artist was called upon to give 
a manager an dptlon upon his ser- 
vices when recovered This was 
found to be often impracticable, 
through the act having other engage- 
ments contracted for which called for 
his services at the time of recovery. 
The contract now states that upon 
the submission to the managers of 
two affidavits by physicians, certify- 
ing to the illness, the contract held by 
the artist is at an end. The require- 
ment of affidavits from physicians in- 
stead of the usual certificate is be- 
lieved to have been inserted for the 
purpose of holding those concerned 
criminally liable If fraud is practiced 
in obtaining a release from a contract 
by this means. In that event, though, 
the artist would still be liable under 
the liquidated damage clause. 



Paragraph 11 is partially for the 
protection of originators as against 
"copy acts," and to relieve a manager 
from the penalty of the copyright law, 
as far as that is possible. When a 
manager is notified that an act on his 



betwen two fires In a complaint of this 
nature, being liable under his con- 
tract to the infringer, and, under the 
copyright law, to the complainant. 

The clause on the personnel of a 
company or act being changed now 
reads that the manager cannot deduct 
("fine") any portion of the salary if 
the act continues without giving writ- 
ten notice to the act of such inten- 
tion before the second performance. 

The "barring clause" has been re- 
written to meet the requirement of 
any certain circuit. 

Maurice Goodman, secretary of the 
V. M. P. A. and attorney for the 
United Booking Offices, who drafted 




Agreement made this day of 1»1... by and between 

••••;••• o f hereinafter called the "manager," and 

hereinafter called the "artist." 

1. The artist promises to render and produce upon the terms and 

conditions hereafter contained, a certain act or specialty with 

persons therein for weeks, at least times 

each day and not over times In each week, as follows: 

Week Commencing Theatre City 



or In such other theatres or cities as the manager may require. In consideration of 
which and of the full and complete performance of the promises of the artist here- 
inafter set forth, each of which is of the essence of this agreement, tfce manager 

air roes to pay the sum of ($ ) Dollars upon the conclusion of the final 

performance by the artist at the end of each week during the term of this agreement. 

2. It Is understood that this Is a vaudeville engagement and that the artist shall 
pay all transportation. If the artist is to render said act In more than one place here- 
under, the average cost of such transportation between the places where such act 

Is to be given, rendered or produced hereunder, shall be not over Dollars 

per person. 

3 Is acting for the manager In employing the artist. 

4. The artist agrees to abide by the reasonable rules and regulations In force at 
the theatre: report for rehearsals at 10 A. M. on Monday of each week; furnish com- 
plete orchestrations of music; eliminate any part of act when requested by the manager 
or representatives, and at least two weeks before the beginning of each engagement to 
deliver to the manager the necessary billing, scenery, property plots, complete set of 
photographs sufficient for a large frame, program and press matter, time of act and 
the route, if any, upon which the artist may be scheduled for two weeks immediately 
prior to the beginning of this engagement. 

6. Sickness of artist will excuse performance only on delivery of duly sworn affida- 
vits of two physicians immediately on occurrence, stating place of confinement and 

nature of Illness to the manager at meanwhile artist Is not to perform for 

any other person. 

6. If the operation of the above theatre Is prevented by Are, or other casualty, 
public authority, strikes, or any other cause whatsoever, or the present policy thereof 
changed, the manager may cancel this agreement, and If prevented from giving the 
maximum number of performances set forth above, he shall pay only pro-rata for ser- 
vices actually rendered. 

7. If before the commencement of, or during this engagement, the manager finds 
that the artist has reduced or changed the personnel or number of performers, or 
otherwise changed or altered the quality of the act contemplated herein, the manager 
may forthwith cancel this agreement, and If such change Is discovered only after the 
artist has commenced the engagement, the manager may, at his option, continue the 
act and deduct from the salary when payable, an amount In proportion to the decrease 
In value of said act, provided he gives the artist written notice of suoh Intention to 
deduct before the second performance. 

8. The artist agrees not to present either privately, or publicly, at any time be- 
tween the date hereof and the end of the term of this engagement, any act or specialty. 
In whole or In part, In any place where there Is a theatre engaging Its attractions 

through the unless booked through said corporation; and In the event of a 

breach of this covenant, the manager may cancel this agreement. 

9. To assure the faithful performance of this and every other agreement now or 
which may hereafter be made by the artist with any manager booking through the 

or with any member of the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association, of 

which the manager herein is a member, the artist agrees that the wilful violation by 
him of any such other agreement made with any such manager or member, shall In 
and of ltsrlf be sufficient ground for the manager herein cancelling this agreement. 

10. If the artist refuses to perform this agreement, he promises to pay the manager 
a sum equal to the salary he would have earned had he performed hereunder, as partial 
compensation for Injury to the manager by reason of such breach. It being understood 
the manager will sustain damage to at least that amount by reason of such breach. 

11. If claim shall be made upon the manager that the aforesaid act Is an Infringe- 
ment of a property right, copyright, or patent right, the manager may hold the artist's 
salary to secure him against loss unless the artist shall furnish a bond .with two good 
and sufficient securities, in an amount sufficient to Indemnify the manager against any 
loss, damage, cost, counsel fee, or any other loss whatsoever by reason of his present- 
ing or allowing the presentation of said act, pursuant to this agreement. 

12. The artist acknowledges that this agreement and the engagemeents set forth 
herein were procured for him solely by and through the and therefore author- 
Ices the manager to deduct 5% from the aforesaid salary at the end of each week, and 
pay the same over to the 



(Artist sign here 
giving address.) 



(L. S.) 

. (L. S.) 



program or one contracted for is ah 
infringement upon a copyrighted act 
or matter, the manager may, under 
the contract, inform the act com- 
plained of that he will withhold the 
salary until the question has been 
adjudicated or settled, or call upon 
the alleged "copy" or "chooser" to 
deposit an indemnity bond for the 
manager's protection, the manager 
not legally having the right to cancel 
upon a mere complaint being filed. 
The copyright law provides that for 
an infringement, the manager shall 
be liable to a fine of $150 for the first 
performance, and $100 for each per- 
formance thereafter. The manager is 



the new contract, informed a Variety 
representative, in reply to a question, 
that the contract as now adopted by 
the association was as fair as it was 
possible to make one. 



OPEN AND SHUT PROP. 

New Orleans, Aug. 30. 

Billy Ellwood, who used to book 
'em while they waited, Is now an act 
himself. Mr. Ellwood states that op- 
erating a booking office in the south 
Is an open and shut proposition. 

At night an agent has a string of 
houses open, the next morning they're 
shut. 



GOOD, IF MADE GOOD. 

The Percy O. Williams press de- 
partment announces that all the the- 
atres on the Williams Circuit have 
made a ruling, which goes Into effect 
with the opening of the season, to the 
effect that members of the orchestras 
will not be permitted to leave the pit 
during a performance. This practice 
is to be discontinued in the belief 
that the musicians can better serve 
the interests of the management by re- 
maining in their places. 

Many panics have been averted by 
the orchestra striking up at opportune 
moments and if they were absent the 
critical moment would have passed. 
The passage of musicians to and from 
their seats detracts attention from the 
performance, especially to those occu- 
pying front seats. 

This decision (If it is enforced) will 
be hailed with joy by nearly all ar- 
tists. 



ATWOOD MAY LISTEN. 

The latest best known aviator, 
Harry N. Atwood, may listen to the 
offers of the vaudeville managers. Wil- 
liam L. Lykens expected to hand At- 
wood a contract this week to open 
somewhere on the circuit, Monday. 

William Hammer stein made an of- 
fer to Atwood, which, it is said, the 
fly man turned down. 

$3,000 is the weekly figure named 
for Atwood's appearance. The mana- 
gers are not inclined to venture that 
amount. They have agreed the avia- 
tor is worth $1,600. One manager 
believes that $2,000 would not be 
overmuch. 

Atwood will probably start his 
vaudeville bookings Sept. 11. 

He may play for M. Shea in Buffalo 
and Toronto the weeks of Sept. 11 
and 18, booked by the Casey Agency. 



THIS IS POLLY MORAN. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Even if Polly Moran did marry, she 
hasn't forgotten how to put it over on 
the stage. Last week at Milwaukee, 
Miss Moran just naturally cleaned 
right up on the bill at the Majestic. 
Polly did the Job so thoroughly, the 
Orpheum Circuit Immediately booked 
her for two trips over its tour, the 
first to commence Sept. 11 at the Or- 
pheum, Winnipeg, closing March 4, 
at New Orleans, and the second to 
start June 30, 1912, at Spokane. 

That Is some booking for a "single 
woman" though married, but now 
Polly, besides worrying over her hus- 
band, Bob Sandberg (because he has 
but one season booked) is also worry- 
ing how Jennie Jacobs of the Casey 
Agency will fill in those three inter- 
vening months. 



MACK AND WALKER WED. 

York, Pa., Aug. 30. 

Last Friday Wilbur Mack and Nella 

Walker were married at the home 

of Postmaster Alleman, In Littles- 
town, near here. Rev. W. Edward 
Watkins, of the Methodist church in 
that village, performed the ceremony. 
Miss Walker's home is in York. Mr. 
and Mrs. Mack are vaudeville players- 



VARIBTY 



ii 



WHITE RATS APPEAR TO BE 

UND ER NEW CONDITIONS 

Resignation Withdrawn by Dennis F. O'Brien, with 

Other Changes, Indicates a New Policy and 

Oovernment in the Actors' Organization. 



The resignation of Denis F. O'Brien 
as attorney for the White Rats, which 
was to have taken effect In December, 
has been withdrawn. Mr. O'Brien will 
continue as the counsel to the actors' 
organization. It Is said that much 
pressure was brought to bear upon 
him to reconsider. 

Another change Indicating a new 
order of affairs In the government of 
the Rats Is the addition of Walter K. 
Hill to the staff of the Player. The 
engagement of Mr. Hill having been 
started and concluded while Harry 
Mountford, editor of the official organ, 
was abroad, it has been surmised that 
the Board of Directors has assumed a 
more direct control of the society's 
affairs than that Board has been wont 
to give in the past. 

Mr. Mountford returned to New 
York last Saturday, on the Philadel- 
phia, entering the port without osten- 
tation. 

When Mr. O'Brien tendered his re- 
signation to the White Rats, it was 
reported that he had done so through 
dissatisfaction with either the meth- 
ods employed or certain members. 
That to lose their tried and true at- 
torney would be a calamity was real- 
ized by the conservative element of the 
active Rats. Mr. O'Brien has devoted 
much of his time to the affairs of the 
order, and was acknowledged to be a 
Bound and conscientious adviser in the 
legal matters of the Rats, as well as 
upon other things consulted about. In 
fact, it has been said that had the 
Board of Directors called In Mr. 
O'Brien at all of its meeting (if he 
could have found time to attend them) 
many of the errors of judgment fallen 
into of late, would have been avoided. 
That Mr. O'Brien consented to with- 
draw his resignation is accepted as a 
positive indication that the matters 
bringing about his dissatisfaction have 
been remedied. 

Mr. Hill was first reported to have 
been appointed editor of the Player. 
At the White Rats headquarters, W. 
W. Waters, the secretary, told a 
Variety; representative Mr. Hill was 
simply a member of the staff "for the 
present." 

Walter K. Hill is a popular thea- 
trical newspaper man. He has been 
connected in responsible capacities 
*lth many of the theatrical trade pa- 
pers, having resigned as Variety's 
representative at Chicago last January 
to assume charge of the publicity de- 
partment of the C. B. Hodkina Lyric 
Circuit, with which he remained until 
°alled to the Player. 

At the O'Brien & Malevinsky offices 
*Variktv, representative was informed 
Mr. O'Rrien was on his vacation, and 
w ould not return until Sept. 5. His 
Position as counsel to the Rats is a 
Personal one, M. L. Malevinsky hav- 



ing associated himself with Mr. O'Brien 
after the latter had entered into a 
contract with the order, to legally rep- 
resent it. 



RATS GET DECISION. 

Judge BIschoff, in the Supreme 
Court last week, denied the motion 
made on behalf of Louis Eichwald in 
the form of mandamus proceedings, 
to oblige the White Rats Actors' 
Union to admit Eichwald to member- 
ship. 

A. F. Driscoll, of the Denis F. 
O'Brien & M. L. Malevinsky office 
argued the case for the Rats, con- 
tending that the corporation was a 
private body. Another point made 
by Mr. Driscoll that Mr. Eichwald, al- 
though claiming certain rights 
through the published "Open Door" 
or "90-day" pronunciamento of the 
Rats, had not first filed his applica- 
tion to be passed upon with the Ger- 
man branch of the order. The court 
said: 

If the respondent organization had obli- 
gated itself by its advertising- matter to ad- 
mit the relator to membership upon his ap- 
plication, the refusal so to admit him was 
simply a breach of an executory contract. 
Not being a member he has*>no standing to 
Invoke the remedy of mandtmus to adjust 
his rights within the corporation, and as one 
of the general public merely he cannot be 
heard, since refusal to give him membership 
Is not an act of discrimination against him 
in the course of a business conducted by a 
corporation having a public Interest to serve 
under the charter granted to it by the State. 

The case of Eichwald, a comedian 
playing in the German halls and clubs, 
dates back to when he was expelled 
from the Actor's Union. Eichwald 
claims he was unjustly expelled, and 
could never secure a rehearing. After- 
wards he formed the present German 
Lodge, which, upon becoming a part 
of the Actor's Union later, he also 
left. This is the German branch of 
the W. R. A. U. Mr. Driscoll referred 
to. 

When the "90-day" manifesto was 
published, which invited into the 
White Rats all variety actors, regard- 
less of past conditions, Eichwald ten- 
dered his application, with the initia- 
tion fee. These were returned to him. 



STARVING ACROBAT IN HOSPITAL 

The Vaudeville Managers Protec- 
tive Association, Tuesday, sent $25 to 
Harry Smirl, at the Flower Hospital. 
The acrobat had been removed there 
from Central Park, Sunday afternoon, 
where he was found in a famished 
condition. Smirl was formerly of 
Smlrl and Kessner (Rose), a vaude- 
ville act. He told the hospital peo- 
ple that reaching New York from 
Providence, and without funds, he 
sought the park. 

Mr. Smirl left the hospital Wednes- 
day. 



TIM CRONIN AT WORK. 

Tim Cronin reappeared in vaude- 
ville Monday at the Fifth Avenue. It 
is three years since Mr. Cronin 
stepped onto a vaudeville stage as a 
monologist, and eight years since last 
playing in New York, at B. F. Keith's 
Union Square. 

About three years ago, Mr. Cronin 
and the booking office managers had 
a falling out. It waa trifling, said 
Mr. Cronin to a Variety representative 
in his dressing room Monday evening, 
and was lately patched up when the 
United Booking offices sent for him, 
and offered him time for this soason. 

Mr. Cronin has been routed for 
about seventeen weeks in the east, at 
a weekly salary of $300. Having 
been active in the affairs of the White 
Rats, and especially aggressive during 
the stormy days of the two legisla- 
tive sessions, finally passing the 
"Agency Law," against which the 
managers were strongly opposed, Mr. 
Cronin was asked what he thought 
was the reason he had been given an 
engagement. 

"I'm sure I don't know," he replied 
"There was no politics in it. I told 
them plainly when they sent for me 
that there could be nothing like that." 

Mr. Cronin is a Democratic politic- 
ian of some renown in the 17th As- 
sembly District, New xork. His po- 
litical colleagues wanted to give "The 
Senator" a big send off Monday even- 
ing, but Mr. Cronin vetoed the plan. 
In the several cities in the east where 
he has been booked, said Mr. Cronin, 
he is well known politically, from the 
Mayor down, and should prove a 
strong local card. Mr. Cronin antici- 
pates that In the cities visited he will 
be called upon to make political 
speeches which won't do the theatre 
any harm. 

It Is not known whether the man- 
agers thought of this possibility, 
when contracting Mr. Cronin, who 
said the audience at the Fifth Ave- 
nue Monday afternoon was an alto- 
gether strange one, from his former 
days. "Everything has changed" said 
the monologlst. "New faces every- 
where, front and back. I'll have to 
get used to it all over again." 

Wednesday Mr. Cronin decided to 
withdraw from the stage until he had 
constructed a new act, when his book- 
ings will be resumed. 

Mr. Cronin was booked for Keith's, 
Philadelphia, next week. He will be 
replaced by James F. McDonald. 



Paul Durund is producing a new 
Hinging and dancing act, featuring 
Arthur Van, supported by four girls. 
It is now in rehearsal. 



A. DUNN AND M. MURRAY. 

The newest act of the few new 
for this vaudeville season is that now 
composed of Arthur Dunn and Marion 
Murray. Jack Levy will propel them 
onto the circuits under the caption of 
"Two Feet From Happiness." 

Mr. Dunn is the dlmlnuitive come- 
dian, formerly with Marie Glazier. 
Quite recently, Miss Glazier remarried 
Jack Glazier, from whom she had 
been legally separated for awhile. 
Following that disruption of the well 
known Dunn and Glazier combination, 
came the formation of the present 
turn. Miss Murray last season was 
starred in an Orpheum Circuit pro- 
duction. She is a stately handsome 
girl, with a delightful voice. 



FIRST STEP FAILS. 

(Special Cable to Vakikty.) 

London, Aug. 30. 
What may have been the first step 
taken to bring the larger circuits into 
one booking body was partially de- 
feated, when Walter De Frece, Alfred 
Butt, and their general booking man- 
ager, Paul Murray, upon being in- 
vited to take rooms in the Coliseum 
building (which house the offices of 
the Oswald Stoll-Walter Gibbons com- 
bination), declined the kindly offer. 



HAS YEAR'S ENGAGEMENT. 

(Special Cable to Variety,) 

London, Aug. 30. 
Ida Crlspi sailed Saturday for New 
York, to stay five days, returning here 
on the same boat. Miss Crlspi has 
entered into a contract with the Em- 
pire, London, for one year, to do char- 
acter dances in the ballet. 



MASS MEETING OVER SALARIES. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Aug. 30. 
The Variety Artistes Federation in- 
tends holding a mass meeting to con- 
sider the reported arrangement the 
Variety Theatres Controlling Co. (Al- 
fred Butt- Walter De Frece) and the 
Moss' Empires have entered into, to 
keep down salaries of variety acts. 



SAGER MIDGELEY'S PRODUCTION 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 
Sager Midgeley will head an Or- 
pheum Circuit production, opening 
Sept. 4 at Winnipeg for a tour of the 
Orpheum houses. Two people will 
assist Mr. Midgeley in the act, named 
"Each Morning's Reflections." 



"COMING BACK** AT 80. 

Boston, Aug. 30. 

With eighty years looking light 
upon his silver threads, and after 
singing around the world, Sam 
Holdsworth is at Keith's, this week, 
as a "single turn." 

Mr. Holdsworth was placed in the 
program by Sam K Hodgdon, of the 
United Booking Offices. Mr. Holds- 
worth called at the New York offices 
the other day, and told Mr. Hodgdon 
all about the Orient, also about the 
Sullivan-Consldine Circuit he lately 
played. 

The 80-year old was of the Two 
Holdsworths, who appeared last about 
eight or ten years ago. His voice 
is still bird-like and the "come back" 
proposition looks as though it had 
tackled a tough proposition in the old 
fellow, who may give Mrs. Annie Yea- 
mans a big race for first honors on 
any of the "Oldtimers* Week" shows. 



RECORD SUNDAY SHOWS. 

The first Sunday in a very long 
while that the Fifth Avenue gave a 
program without "try outs" in it, was 
last Sunday, when the house held two 
record breaking audiences. Weather 
conditions favored good attendance, 
but the large box office receipts have 
clinched the decision of the manage- 
ment not to again allow new acts lc 
the regular weekly bill on the Sab- 
bath. 



Jules Moy, who arrived from Franco 
Saturday, will appear at the Foiled 
Bergere Sunday night. Moy is a 
French comedian. 



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VARIETY 



Al'1'EALlNO DAMAGE VERDICT. 

Richmond Va., Aug. 30. 

Attorneys for Wilmer & Vincent In 
the Black damage action, lately de- 
cided by a jury In favor of the plain- 
tiff to the amount of $1,600, have 
been instructed to appeal from the 
judgment. 

Mr. Black called at the Colonial, 
and entered into an argument with 
the officer when told to keep in line. 
Getting his ticket ahead of the others, 
Black was refused admission. Ten 
cents paid by him was refunded. 

The native brought a damage suit 
against the managers, Wilmer & Vin- 
cent. The presiding Justice would 
not charge the theatre was private 
property nor a private enterprise. 



RICHMOND OFF THE BOOKS. 

Richmond, Aug. 30. 

The proposed first class vaudeville 
to be played in the new house here 
has been postponed until later in the 
season. Whenever possible, bookings 
have been shifted to Nashville, where 
Jules Delmar, of the United Booking 
Offices, will book the shows, as he 
does those at Atlanta. 

Mr. Delmar looked forward to a 
pleasant season, with Richmond, 
Nashville and Norfolk to support At- 
lanta. Richmond falling out has dis- 
turbed his serenity Just a trifle. 



WEST END, CITY PARK. 

New Orleans, Aug. 30. 

West End Park, for many years the 
leading summer place of the south, 
will be converted into a city park at 
the conclusion of this season. 

Its passing leaves but one local re- 
sort in the field for next year, Spanish 
Fort, owned by the local traction com- 
pany. 

"White City" was dismantled sev- 
eral months ago, after costing its op- 
erators several hundred thousands of 
dollars. 



ALBEE LOOKING AROUND. 

Boston, Aug. 30. 

E. F. Albee has been in New Eng- 
land on a jaunting tour, in his auto- 
mobile, looking over his own and the 
B. F. Keith properties, stopping off at 
Lynn to see the Lynn theatre before 
it opens as a Keith vaudeville house. 

Mr. Albee will take it easy until 
returning to New York the end of the 
week. 



HATHA WAY'S STOCK. 

New Bedfqrd, Mass., Aug. 30. 
Hathaway's theatre will not play 
vaudeville this winter. A permanent 
stock company, directed by Lester 
Lonergan, wil^ occupy the house 
throughout the regular season. This 
leaves Lowell the only Hathaway the- 
atre playing vaudeville. 



A SCOT FOR "DUDELSACK." 

The Werba & Luescher — A. H. 
Woods — Klaw & Erlanger "Dudel- 
sack-Syndlcate" need a Scotch come- 
dian for the production Werba & 
Luescher will make of "Miss Dudel- 
sack" for the trlumvriate. 

Jock McKay was invited into a con- 
ference Monday, but Jock's salary was 
too much of a lump for the managers 
to swallow at one gulp. So they held 
Jock off, and cabled Jack Lorimer in 
London, to learn what he wanted. 



THEATRE AGAINST PARK. 

Memphis, Aug. 30. 

A somewhat peculiar condition in 
vaudeville will exist here next week, 
when East End Park will play vaude- 
ville in opposition to the Orpheum, 
opening Sept. 4. Usually the Park 
winds up its vaudeville season the 
Saturday before the theatre reopens. 
Both are booked through the Orphe- 
um Circuit offices. 

At the Orpheum next week will be 
Maclyn Arbuckle, Nevins and Gordon, 
Those French Girls, Carson and Wll- 
lard, Johnny Johnson, Rice, Sully and 
Scott, De Witt Young and Sister. 

Eut End Park will have Edwards' 
"Kountry Kids,'' Will and Dolly Mer- 
riam, Lucianna Lucca, Baker and Hol- 
land, Bert Cutler. 



AFTER BIG HEADLINERS. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

The new musical-comedy-revue pol- 
icy at the American Music Hall will 
remove some more headliners from 
vaudeville, on top of the great many 
the musical shows organizing within 
the past month have taken away. 

William Morris is now scouting for 
a cast to furnish the Music Hall with 
a stock company. About five of the 
principals will be well known fea- 
tures. An effort has been made to 
secure Lillian Russell. 



T1NNEY BOOKING "TURNS." 

Frank Tinney and Max Hart, his 
agent, have been the first to approach 
the English system of booking 
"turns." "Turns" abroad Is where 
an act is engaged to appear at two 
or more halls the same evening. It is 
customary over there. 

Mr. Hart has obligated his act to 
play Hammerstein's and Fifth Avenue 
week of Sept. 11, while the next week, 
the comedian is to appear at the Or- 
pheum and Alhambra. Following 
these engagements, Mr. Tinney will 
open at the Winter Garden. 



OPENING OF NEW MAJESTIC. 

Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 30. 

The Majestic, the Interstate Amuse- 
ment Co.'s newest house, costing $400,- 
000, with an additional $40,000 spent 
in decorating the lobby, opened Mon- 
day night with a bill comprising Ma- 
reno, Nevaro and Mareno, Maizie Row- 
lands, Walsh, Lynch and Co., Rams- 
dell Trio, Bison City Four, Farber Sis- 
ters and Crotton. 

Owing to the death of the mother of 
Karl Hoblitzelle, who left here Sun- 
day night for St. Louis, to attend the 
funeral, an elaborated formal program 
was omitted. 



BERLIN PLAYING ALL ALONE. 

When Irving Berlin, a composer, 
who is understood to have refused a 
guaranteed income of $40,000 yearly 
for the sole rights to publish his com- 
positions, something now held by Ted 
Snyder & Co., opens in vaudeville at 
the Hammerstein's, Sept. 11, he will 
appear upon the stage by himself, 
using only the orchestra of the thea- 
tre for accompaniment. 

This is a departure for the compos- 
ers-vaudevillians, who have had a 
grand piano as a necessary adjunct to 
their turns. 



POSSIBLE DEFICIT OF 980,000. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt,) 

London, Aug. 30. 
Following the placing of the Frank 
Macnaghten tour in liquidation, Mr. 
Macnaghten has stated that a forced 
sale of his properties will probably 
leave a deficit of $80,000. 



POIiTS DOUBLE CUT. 

The S. Z. Poll Circuit has a new 
puzzle, how to cut a cut. On the book- 
ings for the regular Poll vaudeville 
theatres, acts are gently Informed 
that a reduction in salary is expected, 
and told that there Is nothing unusual 
in the request 

For Poll's Wilkesbarre, after the 
first cut has been performed to the 
satisfaction of everyone concerned, 
turns are informed Wilkesbarre Is on 
the Poll smaller time, which means 
another reduction in salary for that 
city. 



MADE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC. 

San Francisco, Aug. 30. 

A new office was created at the 
University of California, last week, by 
the regents of that Institution. The 
office was bestowed upon Paul Stein- 
dorff, for years before the great 
fire, musical director at the Tivoli 
here, and who Is one of the best 
known musicians on the coast. 

He will be known as "Choragus." 
His duties will consist of directing 
all the musical work at the University, 
including choruses and orchestra. Of 
$1,000 appropriated for a so far un- 
used professorship of music, Steindorff 
will receive $750 in monthly Install- 
ments, the balance going to clear the 
debts of the University Orchestra, so 
that the new director will start off 
with a clean sheet. 



CHICAGO PARKS CLOSING. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 
The management of Rlverview Ex- 
position, announces that the regular 
summer season will be brought to a 
close Sept. 10. The promoters of 
White City will defer the closing of 
that resort until Sept. 24, and an- 
nounce that the final week will be de- 
voted to the annual Fall carnival, in 
character closely resembling the Mar- 
dl Gras, which marks the closing of 
the season every year at Coney Is- 
land, N. Y. 




GOOD CHANCE FOR SAM K. 

In digging up the young fellows qf 
the vaudeville business for "Old Tim- 
ers' Weeks" and other things, the 
management of the Fifth Avenue the- 
atre, New York, located Sam K. Hodg- 
don, as one of the aspiring youths. 
For the "Tony Pastor Week" at the 
Fifth Avenue, commencing Sept. 26, 
Bob Irwin sent the following letter 
to Mr. Hodgdon, who is in charge of 
the general bookings at the United 
Offices: 

August 23, 1911. 
Dear Mr. Hodgdon: 

In order to make our "Old Tim- 
ers' " week a grander success than 
ever, it struck me that we should 
have you on the bill. If you would 
consider an offer to play a part In 
the after-piece, I should be very 
glad to hear from you, and can as- 
sure you that we will give you the 
best billing possible and see that 
you have a good dressing room and 
featured in the electric signs. There 
will be only two shows a day and no 
doubling in brass. 

We sincerely hope you will seri- 
ously consider this offer and it will 
be to your advantage to do so, ai 
nearly every performer who has 
opened at the Fifth Ave., and made 
good, has always had an abundance 
of future bookings, and we feel sure 
your appearance here for a week 
would result in having your entire 
season booked up at once. 

Kindly state your lowest terms in 
first letter and bear in mind, by 
booking direct with us, you will 
save all agent's commission. 
Awaiting your reply, I am. 
Yours very truly 
(Signed) Robert E. Irwin, 

Manager. 



TWO NEW "MONKS." 

Alfred Drowlsky, trainer of "Con- 
sul," has two new chimpanzees, whom 
ho cal'8 "Juliet" and "Romeo." They 
have been under his Instruction for 
a long time and he declares thit i.'iey 
n o now ready for engagement, to b° 
pre^emed by Mrs. Drowlsky. He ia 
asking $1,000 a week for the act. 



BOSTON PLAYERS OPENING. 

Baltimore, Aug. 30. 

The Boston Players, H. Bascom 
Jackson, manager, opens the regular 
season at the Savoy, Sept. 11, in "A 
Contented Woman." 

The company includes Maylne Miles, 
Grace Welby, Edith Bowers, Irene 
Myers, Grace Kennard, Claude Dan* 
iels, Arthur C. Morris, George Handy. 
D. A. Howe, William Dickson and 
Seth Thomas; DeForest F. Dawley, 
stage director. 



SARAH COWELL LE MOYNE 
"Truth" In "Everywoman." 



THE THBEE PIGS. 

There were three pigs In a poke. 

The overcrowding wai scandalous. 

Each accounted for the evil In a different 
manner. 

The nrst pig said: "The overcrowding i* 
terrible; It la because we are in a pok<>." 

The second pig said: "This overcrowding 
is disastrous; It Is because we are pIks." 

The third pig spoke as follows: "The 
overcrowding Is undoubtedly appalling, but 
you are both mistaken as to the conditions 
that have caused It. It Is not due to our 
being In a poke; neither Is It dm- fo our 
being plga The evil Is the direct and Inevit- 
able outcome of certain spasmodic variations 
In the Law of Economic Utility." 

The other two pigs were much Impressed 
and without mbre ado fleeted tha thin* pU 
leader among them. Still, the overcrowding 
remained as bad as ever. — Lif*. 



VARIETY 



14 



LARGE HOUSE FOR $400,000. 

Seattle, Aug. 30. 
A statement has been made by Alex- 
ander Pantages that he has abandoned 
the plan of constructing a building on 
his Third avenue property. Instead, 
Mr. Pantages says he will erect a 
double theatre, one to be used for 
vaudeville, and the second for stock. 
They will Join each other, and have 
a seating capacity of 2,200. The cost 
will be $400,000. 



A MATTER OF BAGGAGE. 

(Special Cable to Variett,.) 

Paris, Aug. 30. 

Because the baggage of the Arvis 
Mystery failed to arrive, Manager 
Charles cancelled the act at the Olym- 
pia. Arvis may take legal action, 
claiming delay in baggage movement 
was through the English strike. 

The Alcazar closes here early in 
September. 



JEFF CALIiAN AT LYNN. 

Lynn, Mass., Aug. 30. 

B. F. Keith will open the Lynn 
theatre with its new policy of vaude- 
ville Sept. 11, with a promise of a 
big program of important acts. A 
number of changes will be made, not- 
ably the re-seating of the balcony and 
boxes. 

The new manager will be Jeff Cal- 
lan, for twenty years associated with 
the Barnum ft Bailey enterprises. 



VAUDEVILLE CONTRACT OFF. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Fay Templeton's engagement with 
the Shuberts for the coming revival 
of "Pinafore" makes it impossible for 
the star to play the eight-week vaude- 
ville trip arranged by Lyman B. Glo- 
ver. 

Mr. Glover explained to a Variety, 
representative that inasmuch as Miss 
Templeton figured on completing the 
vaudeville engagement sometime In 
October, making it necessary to open 
in September, satisfactory booking ar- 
rangements could not be reached and 
the matter was called off. There was 
no contract between Glover and the 
star, merely a tentative agreement 
reached through correspondence. 

Following her appearance in "Pina- 
fore," Miss Templeton will take part 
In a revival of "The Pirates of Pen- 
zance," the Shuberts have in view, it 
1b said. __ 

JOLLY, WILD AND CO. 

Jolly, Wild and Co., whose pictures 
adorn the front page, opened their sea- 
son at the Brighton theatre Monday, 
after a delightful trip to Europe this 
summer. 

The trio has made a number of 
changes in the act, injecting some 
new patter and songs. Mr. Jolly 
composed a new "rag" while on the 
briny deep, naming It after the ves- 
Bel, "The Bremen." He Is now sing- 
ing it. 

Miss Wild returned with some hand- 
some new gowns of Parisian designs. 
They will be worn this season by the 
singing comedienne. 

Mr. Clear took time to garner sev- 
eral new song hits from Piccadilly, 
which he will interpolate In the of- 
fering from time to time, not discard- 
ing his "Sydney" song, which has 
sained him considerable popularity. 



ENGLISH "WHITE HOPE." . 

Philadelphia, Aug. 30. 

Herbert Cyril, an Englishman who 
came over to play the United time 
several seasons ago and has since 
ployed the "pop" houses with a mon- 
olog, has come out as one of the many 
"White Hopes." 

Cyril has been training for the past 
three or four months under the 
watchful eye of BiWy Reynolds, a 
manager of fighters in this city, who 
has entered him in the "White Man's 
Hope" amateur tournament at the 
National A. C. Labor Day. Cyril is 
6 feet 2 Inches, and weighs about 215 
pounds. 



28 PEOPLE IN "EVERYWIFE." 

The "Every wife" playlet to be pro- 
duced by Jos. Hart at the Orpheum, 
Brooklyn, next week, will carry a 
company of twenty-three people. The 
principals are Margaret Greene, Mary 
Hamilton, Heloise Campion, Emma 
Dunlop, May Herbert, Eveltyn Carson, 
Albert Parker, Fred Montague, John 
A. Boone, Charles Dunlop, Matt 
Wheeler. 

Though F. Ziegfeld, Jr., threatens 
Injunction proceedings against Mr. 
Hart, to stop him from presenting 
the Geo. V. Hobart playlet, which is 
also a part of Ziegf eld's "Follies of 
1911," Mr. Hart says he Is giving 
that affair no concern. 

Some people are saying that if 
Henry W. Savage should hear of the 
rumpus, that manager might intro- 
duce "Everywoman" into the contro- 
versy. 



JACK JOHNSON SUED. 

(Special Cable to Variety) 

London, Aug. 30. 

Jack Johnson, who did enormous 
business for the Variety Theatres Con- 
trolling Company at Portsmouth, cried 
off his engagement at Sheffield on the 
score of sickness. This was a ra- 
ther nasty knock for the company 
because Sheffield was one of the towns 
In which he was certain to do big. 
The extent of the sickness of LIT Ar- 
thur can be gauged by the fact that 
In one of the picture papers this 
morning, he was shown at play among 
a herd of sheep. 

Jack Johnson has been sued by the 
Variety Theatres Controlling Co. for 
breach of contract. He was engaged 
for $1,000 weekly. 

The company may attempt to pre- 
vent Johnson's fight with Wells, as 
Johnson made a plea of illness to 
excuse himself from playing the Va- 
riety Theatres engagements. 



OPEN WELL OVER THERE. 

(Special Cable to Variety) 
Sydney, Australia, Aug. 28. 
Jordan and Harvey opened here 
to-day for James Brennan, and scored 
a good sized hit. Their semetic com- 
edy seemed to strike the natives as 
especially humorous. 



FOREIGNER BREAKS ANKLE. 

Cincinnati, Aug. 30. 
Phillips and Merritt, a foreign act, 
opening here Sunday matinee, met with 
a serious accident, the female member 
of the team breaking her ankle. She 
slipped while dancing and fell to the 
floor. Dr. Walter Grless attended her. 



FINED FOR ASSAULT. 

Denver, Aug. 30. 

Five dollars and costs was the pen- 
alty imposed upon Charles Jacobs in 
police court Monday for assault upon 
one Webb, a traveling man. 

Jacobs Is the representative of the 
White Rats In this city, also connect- 
ed with the Tulleries Garden, Mozart 
Cafe, and does some booking besides 
in his idle moments. He beat up Webb 
Saturday midnight in front of the cafe. 
The traveling man wanted to enter 
for a drink. Jacobs ordered him 
out, and with the order sent along two 
black eyes for the stranger. The 
police court magistrate attended to the 
rest. 



PLAYING HERE AND THERE. 

San Francisco, Aug. 30. 

The Four Black Diamonds con- 
tracted to play the Orpheum, Oak- 
land, this week, while holding a con- 
tract for the Portola Louvre. 

Manager Fountain refused to re- 
lease them. As a consequence, they 
are playing in both places. 



SHORT STAY IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 
William Morris and Marcus Loew 
arrived in Chicago today. They will 
return to New York tomorrow. 



A KERNAN IN THE U. B. O. 

Jean Kernan, son of the Baltimore 
theatrical man, is now assistant to 
E. M. Robinson in the United Book- 
ing Offices. Ray Hodgdon also assists 
Mr. Robinson in the booking depart- 
ment. 

A tour of the five cities booked by 
him was taken by Mr. Robinson this 
week. The towns are Pittsburg, 
Cleveland, Columbus, Syracuse, and 
Toledo (to open). 



ETHEL ROBINSON RETURNS. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Ethel Robinson has returned to her 
desk in the Western Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Association and is in charge 
of the park and fair department as 
formerly. Miss Robinson returned 
Monday after an absence of one week. 
Existing difficulties were adjusted, and 
her brother, who had assumed charge 
of the department during her short 
absence, is once again back at the 
"club and social" desk. 




MORRISON'S SHY AN ACT. 

An act shy will be Patsy Morrison's 
cry next week. The act is Burnham 
and Greenwood, a couple of "sisters." 
Patsy wanted them badly, for his La- 
bor Day bill. 

Mr. Morrison placed a "hold" slip 
in the United Booking Offices for the 
act, but a "hold" slip only holds a 
turn for twenty-four hours. When 
Patsy went looking for his "sisters" 
he found Jules Delmar had them tuck- 
ed away on the list for a southern 
town. 

Patsy was angry, and believes he 
got the worst of it. Everybody else 
says he didn't, as it was Just one of 
those things. 

What may make the loss the harder 
to bear for Patsy is that on nis Rock- 
away Beach program for the past few 
weeks, there has been a line reading 
"Wait for the new act. Never before 
seen in this theatre. The name will 
be announced from the stage." 

The "new act never before in this 
theatre" was to have been Burnham 
and Greenwood. 



PLAZA, CHICAGO'S "TRY-OUT." 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Secretary Chateaux, of the Inter- 
state Amusement Co., left to-day for 
St. Louis for the purpose of confer- 
ring with President Hoblitzle in re- 
gard to the adoption of the Illinois 
State form of contract. 

More news out of the Interstate 
offices is the announcement that in or- 
der to guard against playing unsatis- 
factory acts over the circuit this sea- 
son, the Plaza theatre In this city 
will be utilized as a sort of "try-out" 
house. All acts will open there with 
a one-week contract and if up to the 
standard of the Interstate attractions, 
they will then be offered the entire 
circuit which will consist of ten con- 
secutive weeks. The plan listens like 
a practical one. 



PROMOTED AND SHIFTED. 

Indianapolis, Aug. 30. 
Ned Hastings will be the manager 
of Keith's this season. Last season 
he was assistant manager of the Hip- 
podrome, Cleveland. 



THE TWO HELENS. 

Paris, Aug. 23. 

A play in verse by Jules Bole is to 
be given shortly at the Theatre An- 
tique, at Orange (the Roman amphi- 
theatre) based upon a Greek legend 
that there were two Helens, the one 
who left her husband Menelaus to fol- 
low Paris was but a spirit in female 
form substituted for the real Helen 
by the gods. 

The Greeks contended in their my- 
thology that Helen being the type of 
perfect beauty, was consequently the 
model of purity, and could not have 
sinned. 

In the modern version by Bois she 
is devoted to Isls, after meeting her 
double. 

The two Helens portray opposing 
types of womanhood, the virtuous and 
the gay, brought out prominently in 
the new play. 



JUSTINE JOHNSTONE 



Staley and Rirneck will reappear on 
the United time, their first "United" 
engagement In four yuar.s. Albee, 
Weber & Evans booked tho act. 



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VARIETY 



(JOES IN ASSOCIATION. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

The Wlllard and Wilson Avenue 
theatres will be booked by the West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers' Association 
from Sept. 18. They are Jones, Lin- 
ick & Schaeffer's houses, the only two 
important enough for the association 
to handle. 

The deal through which the J. L. & 
8. firm entered their two biggest 
theatres in Charles E. Brays associ- 
ation office developed that the firm 
has been overestimated. 

Mr. Bray submitted a proposition 
to Frank Q. Doyle, who had been 
booking these theatres for the Arm, 
to come Into the association. Mr. 
Doyle declined it, not caring to lose 
his identity as an independent book- 
ing agent. 

The Wlllard and Wilson Avenue 
will "split" their vaudeville programs 
weekly. 



FOX'S NEW "RIVERSIDE." 

The new William Fox "pop" vaude- 
ville theatre, due to open at Broad- 
way and 96th street, about Nov. 1. 
will be named "The Riverside." Its 
policy will be the same as at Mr. Fox's 
New York and City theatres, eight acts 
and pictures. 

The Ed. F. Kealey office, which 
books for the Fox Circuit, opens the 
season with fourteen houses on its 
books, all belonging to William Fox. 
The agency does not take on outside 
bookings. 

The vaudeville in the New York 
theatre will remove to the Roof of that 
building, upon Jos. M. Oaites' "En- 
chantress" entering the downstairs 
part about Oct. 1. "The Follies of 
1911" leaves the New York Roof this 
Saturday, migrating to Chicago (Col- 
onial) . 



MCKINLEY 8Q M THREE-DAILY 

Harry Shea will put in an $800 
bill at the McKinley Square when it 
opens Sept. 16. There will be three 
shows dally. J. Fleugelman, general 
manager of the Fleugelman-Cunning- 
ham Co., which built the McKinley, 
will manage it. 

Fluegelman has sold the Crescent 
(136th and Lenox Ave.), patronized 
largely by colored people. 



WESTERN HOV8E REOPENS. 

Indianapolis, Aug. 30. 

The Colonial, still under the man- 
agement of the Mark-Broeck Co., re- 
opens with "pop" vaudeville Labor 
Day. 



NEW ONE FOR JAMESTOWN. 

Jamestown, N. Y., Aug. 30. 

James D. Woodard, owner and man- 
ager of the Woodard theatre, Warren, 
Pa., hat purchased the Humphrey 
House property and will build a new 
vaudeville theatre, 60x40 feet, seat- 
ing 1,500. The property cost $66,- 
000, and the theatre is expected to 
cost a similar sum. 

If vaudeville fails to draw, Wood- 
ard will play legitimate attractions. 
Only one house (Lyric) is playing va- 
riety here at present. 

Edward T. Connelly, Illustrated 
song singer at Celeron Park for sev- 
eral years, who formerly played in 
"The Battle of Too Soon" in vaude- 
ville, has become the owner of the 
New theatre, and will run it this win- 
ter. Pictures and songs will be fea- 
tured. 



LIKES THE GREEK BEST. 

Detroit, Aug. 30. 

Henry Ison, vaudevillian, told the 
police here that his wife, who worked 
with him on the stage, had forsaken 
him and their two babies for a Greek 
cook, Karabtees, by name. 

With stage work at a premium, 
Ison was forced to seek other em- 
ployment, and the kitchen brought 
about his wife's desertion. She was 
known as Elizabeth Ison, acrobat, 
contortionist and dancer. 



NICK NORTON LOOKING ABOUT. 

Pittsburg, Aug. 30. 

Nick Norton, who will again be the 
general manager of the Harris "small 
time" vaudeville* theatres, has been 
looking about, to decide who to cast 
bookings with for the coming season. 

Mr. Norton left for New York last 
Sunday. He may make up his mind 
while there. 



CLAIMING THE EARTH. 

Seattle, Aug. 30. 

Now that the "Coast-to-Coast-Cir- 
cuit" is old stuff, the promoters are 
diving into the "Round the Globe" 
thing. Following the advent into 
town this week of three Australians, 
J. Williams, E. Thompson and L. 
Phillips, claimed to be members of 
an Australian moving picture syndi- 
cate, an announcement is given out 
that the trio, besides contemplating 
the erection of two (count 'em) large 
picture places here, will keep right on 
building until they have a string from 
Australia to anywhere, and back 
again. 

Eugene Levey says he will repre- 
sent them in this city. 



FAM TAKES IN FULTON. 

Fulton, N. Y., Aug. 30. 

Commencing Sept. 4, the Foster 
will be booked by the Family Depart- 
ment of the United Booking Offices. 
The house plays "pop" vaudeville, for- 
merly supplied by Gllmore, of Os- 
wego. 

Under the new booking arrange- 
ment, the Foster will either split with 
Ogdensburg or Auburn. The latter is 
the more convenient. 



ONE FIVE-YEAR STAND. 

Few illustrated song singers have 
established a record for remaining at 
one theatre such as Jack Drlscoll, the 
big, fat, jolly balladist at the Four- 
teenth Street theatre has to his credit. 
For five years Jack has been at the 
Rosenquest house, mis week he is 
doing double duty by rendering the 
songs at the Olympic, Brooklyn, which 
resumed its season last week. 

Drlscoll has sung all the songs 
worth singing, and some that should 
have never been published. He for- 
merly sang with brass bands, and was 
a feature with Dockstader's Minstrels 
In a Broadway playhouse some years 
ago. 



WAS "POP/* NOW FIGHTS. 

Philadelphia, Aug. 30. 

The Standard, which w&a in the 
Tegular chain of "pop" houses op- 
erated by F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger last 
season, is to be turned into a boxing 
club. The lease will be signed this 
week. Billy Reynolds will run the 
boxing shows. 

The house seats about 2,000, in- 
cluding 200 on the stage. Boxing 
shows were inaugurated twice weekly 
during the summer season, and turn- 
ed in a profit which looks better than 
"pop" vaudeville. 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 



TWO VENTURES ABANDONED. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Guy Mills, of the Mills Novelty Co., 
has abandoned the booking agency in 
the Chicago Opera House Block. Mills 
will devote his time and attention 
to the management of a small picture 
house on West Madison St. 

With this move is announced the 
suspension of the Theatrical Journal, 
a semi-monthly amusement journal is- 
sued from the Mills office during the 
summer. 



NO LICENSE FOR BERNSTEIN. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 
Freeman Bernstein was refused a 
booking license last week by the Il- 
linois State labor commissioners, to 
operate an agency in this city. 



FREEBODY PARK CLOSING. 

Newport, R. I., Aug. 30. 
The summer vaudeville season at 
Freebody Park, booked by the Sheedy 
office, closes next week. 

The Sheedy office has added some 
new houses to Its regular fall list. The 
Majestic, Pittsfleld, Mass., is a recent 
acquisition. The Majestic will split 
with the Opera House at Holyoke, 
starting Sept. 4. 



ROSALIE'S BEEN SOUTH. 

Richmond, Aug. 30. 

The south or this section of it was 
visited— test- week by Rosalie's Muck- 
enfuss, the young woman booker of 
the Family Department, United Book- 
ing Offices. Miss Muckenfuss, while 
here, picked up several "small 
timers," the most important of which 
are the Roanoke (Va.) theatre, open- 
ing Oct. 2, and the new Lynchburg 
(Va.) house, starting Oct. 16. 

Much surprise was expressed by 
Miss Muckenfuss at the great num- 
ber of "small timers" preparing to 
open for business down here. 



FRANK SHOW STAYS OUT. 

The California Frank wild west isn't 
going to close as soon as was expected. 
The show has been bringing in the 
shekels to such an extent that Eddie 
Arlington is going to keep the outfit 
going until the snow begins to fly. 

The Frank show put in a busy two 
weeks on Long Island and this week is 
playing New Jersey territory. It will 
open at Philadelphia Labor Day on the 
same lot which the Two Bills used 
earlier in the season. 

The show will play at Syracuse week 
of Sept. 1, under the auspices of the 
New York State Fair Association. 



NSW YORK. 

•A GENTLEMAN OF LEISURE" (Douglas 

Falrbanka) — Playhouaa (Id week). 
•A SINGLE MAN" (John Drew)— Empire (1st 

week). 
-AROUND THE WORLD" —Hippodrome (lat 

week). 
"AH A MAN THINKS" (John Maeon) — Naal- 

mova'i. 
"EVERYWOM AN"— Lyric. 
"EXCUSE ME"— Gaiety. 
FOLIES BERQERE — Revue (6th week). 
"GET RICH QUICK WALLINGFORD"- Co- 

han'a (64th week). 
"GIRL OF MT DREAMS" (Hyama and Mc- 

Intyre) — Criterion (6th week). 
"MADAME SHERRY"— Grand Opera House. 
"MAGGIE PEPPER" (Roae Stahl)— Harris 

(2d week). 
"MISS JACK" (Both well Browne)— Herald 

Square (let week). 
•PINAFORE"— Caalno. 
"POMANDER WALK"— Wallauk'a. 
"SEVEN DAYS"— Aator. 
"SNOBS" (Frank Mclntyre)— Hudaon (lat 

week). 
"SPEED" (Orrln Johnaon) — Comedy (lat 

SPOONEK STOCK— Metropolis (5th week). 

STOCK — Academy. 
•THE DEEP PURPLE" — Manhattan Opera 
Houae. 

"THE HEN-PECKS" (Lew Flelda) — Broad- 
way. 

"THE PINK LADY" — New Amaterdam. 

"THE REAL THING" (Henrietta Croaman) 

— Maxlno Elllott'a (6th week). 
•THE SIREN" (Donald Brian) — Knickerbock- 
er (2d week). 
"THE SPRING MAID (Chrlatle MacDonald)— 
Liberty. 

"THY NEIGHBOR'S WIFE"— Lyceum (lit 
week ) . 

WEST END (Robert Mantell) — Repertoire 
(lat week). 

WINTER GARDEN — Gertrude Hoffmann. 



BOSTON. 

•THE GIRL IN THE TAXI"— Boaton (3d 

W ft ft It ) 

"THE RED WIDOW" (Raymond Hitchcock) 

— Colonial (2d week). 
"OVER NIGHT"— Shubert (4th week). 
"THE NEST EGG" (Zelda Seara) — Park. 
"EXCUSE ME" — Tremont (Sd week). 
"THREE WEEKS"— Majeatlc. 
"THE ROSE OF THE RANCHO"— Castle 

Square. 
"THE WHITE SQUAW" — Grand Opera Houae. 
"THE WORLD OF PLEASURE" — Caalno. 
"THE PRICE" (Helen Ware) — Hollla. 



CINCINNATI. 

"LITTLE MISS FIXIT" (Nora Bayes and 

Jack Norworth) — Grand O. H. 
"MERRY MARY"— Walnut. 
"HEART OF CHICAGO" — Heuck'a. 



DENVER. 

BROADWAY— Dark. 

"FLIRTING PRINCESS" (Harry Bulger)— 
Tabor Grand. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

"THE GIRL IN THE TRAIN"— Tulane. 
"McFADDEN'S FLATS" — Crescent. 
<;AONON-POLLOCK STOCK— Lyric. 



SAN FRANCISCO. 

"JUMPING JUPITER" (Richard Carle)— 

Columbia. 
"BABY MINE"— Cort. 
NANCE O'NEIL— Alcazar 
"JIM, THE PENMAN" (Roberta. Bergen and 

Roberta) — Savoy. 



PARIS. 

REPERTOIRE— Opera. 
REPERTOIRE — Comedle Francalae. 
"LEGION ETRANOERE (drama) — Amblgu. 
"VIEUX MARCHEUR" (comedy)— Porte St. 

Martin. 
"MERRY WIDOW" (operette)— Apollo. 
"BELLE OF NEW YORK" (operette) — 

Moulin Rouge. 
"PAPA" (comedy) — Gymnast*. 
"TOUR OF WORLD IN 80 DAYS"— Chntelett. 
"MLLE. JOSETTE, MA FEMME" (comedy)- 

Vaudeville. 
"COUP DE BERGER" ( farce)— Palala Royal. 
"FEUILLE DE VIGNE" (farce)— Foliea Prn- 

matlque. 
"VIE PARISIENNE" (operette)— Varlotea. 
"LE BARON DE BATZ" (drama)— Uouffes 

I'arlalena. 
"MONSIEUR PICKWICK" (comedy) 

Athenee. 



CHICAGO. 

"AN EVERYDAY MAN" (Thos. W. ltoss>- - 

(3d week). 
"SALVATION NELL'— Crown. 
"DANTE'S INFERNO" (Pictures) Princess 

(2d week). 
"LOUISIANA LOU" (Alexander Cnrr)— La- 

Kalle (1st week). 
"WANG" — Ana-flea Opera Houae Out week) 
"THE BOSS" (Holbrook Bllnn) ■— (iarrlck 

(lat week). 
"DEAR OLD BILLY" (Wm. Hawtrey)- -Whit- 
ney (14th week). 
"THE DEEP PURPLE"— McVlckers (2* 1 

week). 
REPERTOIRE— (Thoa. Shea) Haymnrket 'M 

week). 
THE LITTLEST REBEL" (Duatln and Wm 

Farnum) — Chicago O. H. (2d weekt. 
"UNCLE SAM" (Barrymoro and Wise) — 

Olympic (lat week). 
THE MAN FROM HOME" (Wm. Hodge)— 

Grand O. H. (lat week). 
"FOLLIES OF llll." Colonial (lat week). 

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VARIETY 



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BURLESQUE MEN WILL BET 

ON THIS SEASON 'S RECEIPTS 

At Lt«st They Say They Will, Al Reeves Started It and 

Wants Dave Marlon, with Billy Watson Out 

for Both. Good Press Stuff. 



Montreal, Aug. &0. 

The burlesque betting bee is in- 
creased this week by one, Billy Wat- 
ton, who, with his "Beef Trust," is 
playing here this week. 

Mr. Watson wants to wager his bet- 
ting competitors, Al Reeves and Dave 
Marion, that "The Beef Trust" will 
make more money this season than 
either one of the other shows. Billy 
•ays he will put up $1,000 for this 
bet, with either Reeves or Marlon. 

The conditions are that the gross 
receipts be calculated from the regu- 
lar season's opening, Aug. 28, until 
Its close, April 15. Each show must 
have the same number of weeks, and 
not carry less than thirty-four peo- 
ple. Each show is to reverse man- 
agers, "The Beef Trust" manager 
changing with either of the shows ac- 
cepting the offer to bet, and paying 
all legitimate charges the shows in- 
cur. 

Variety, is to be stakeholder. The 
editor of that paper is to draw up 
the agreement. 

One other condition Mr. Watson 
makes, Is that statements be exchang- 
ed weekly, and that no comedian- 
owner shall charge up salary for him- 
self. 



Pittsburg, Aug. 30. 

Al Reeves, who runs the "Beauty 
Show" and started the gambling 
craze (no money in sight yet), says 
he will bet Dave Marion that Reeves' 
"Beauty Show" does more gross busi- 
ness on the season than Mr. Marion's 
"Dreamlands." 

Or Mr. Reeves says he will wager 
any manager on the Eastern Wheel 
that his show will exceed the gross 
business of the bettor (not show). 

While speaking for publication, Mr. 
Reeves doesn't want it mentioned that 
his "Beauty Show" did nearly $16,000 
in the first three weeks, before the 
season officially opened. Mr. Reeves 
calls it "Marvellous business," and re- 
grets that if these bets are ever re- 
corded anywhere besides in print, that 
the pro-season weeks can't count. 

Mr. Reeves suggests that if Mr. 
Marlon is really there on this bet-your- 
head-off-for-the - publicity-that's-ln-it. 
he will deposit $1,000 with Sam 
Scribner, and $1,000 of Reeves' money 
will cover it. 

Now, if the burlesque boys want to 
carry this bet thing along, they will 
post the money, and make caplcal of 
it along the route, getting the dailies 
to take note of the wagers. If 
Messrs. Reeves and Marion won't let 
Mr. Watson in because he is on the 
Western Wheel, that will be enough 
for Billy Watson to rrow about over 
the route. 

The money might bo really posted, 
and the expense of providing private 
detectives to watch the stakeholder 



may be borne equally by all parties, 
when the cash is drawn down at the 
end of the season. 



FEEL CERTAIN ABOUT BOSTON. 

Boston, Aug. 30. 

There is joy in the ranks of the 
Western Burlesque Wheel. Harry 
Farren, former manager <of the Col- 
umbia theatre, Boston, who lost the 
house to Marcus Loew, is dickering 
for a site on which to erect a . new 
burlesque house. It is but a small 
matter that stands in the way of the 
deal going through. 

Ever since the Columbia was turned 
over to Mr. Loew, Farren has been on 
the lookout for another house. It is 
said that a try was made for the 
Globe, owned by the Shuberts, which 
hasn't been causing the sides of the 
box office to bulge out. This would 
make an ideal "burlesquer" but there 
was nothing doing. Every available 
piece of property in that section of 
the city was bid on. 

Negotiations are now going on for 
the property on which the old Salva- 
tion Army Barracks are situated, on 
Washington street. It is also neces- 
sary to get a small slice of land owned 
by the Boston Elevated and then the 
new burlesque house can be built. 

So sure are Farren, Edwards & 
Walker they can procure the property 
they have already made contracts 
with the builders, it is said, and work 
will begin within two weeks. The 
house is to be built entirely of con- 
crete. A bonus, it is claimed, will 
be paid the contractors if they will 
have the building ready before the 
lime specified in the contracts. 



OFFERING FIELDS' SHOWS. 

Lew Fields is negotiating for the 
disposal of "The Midnight Sons." 
"The Jolly Bachelors" and "The Sum- 
mer Widowers," to some Eastern Bur- 
lesque Wheel managers for presenta- 
tion on their circuit. 

No company has been engaged for 
"Tillie's Nightmare." It is Fields' in- 
tention to present all new musical 
comedies the coming: season. 



OPENS TO OVER THREE. 

St. Paul, Aug. 30. 

As a result of the business by the 
Eastern Wheel attraction at the Shu- 
bert, last week, the plan of installing 
burlesque at this playhouse looks good 
to the Columbia people. 

Between $3,000 and $3,500 was 
registered at the box office for the 
first Eastern show in the house. It 
may be slow work drawing the people 
in until big money is had weekly, but 
the prospects are bright. 



ROCHESTER GOES IN. 

Rochester was added to the West- 
ern Wheel Burlesque circuit Wed- 
nesday. Articles of agreement were 
signed by Stanley Stop, who manages 
Cook's Opera House there, and the 
Empire Circuit. Cook's goes into the 
Wheel in the same manner as the 
other houses, and will have a regular 
full week on the entire schedule. 

Mr. Stop does not have to pay a big 
guarantee to get the shows. The first 
show will open Sept. 11. "The Follies 
of the Day" is likely to get the first 
date. 

According to the new plan, the 
shows will go from Toronto to Roch- 
ester to Buffalo, and thence on. The 
Empire people expect to have the route 
In tip-top shape before next week. 



CHANGES IN "GAIETY GIRLS." 

The "Broadway Gaiety Girls," 
which Sim Williams . and James H. 
Curtin have on the Western Burlesque 
Wheel, failed to come up to expecta- 
tions at the first showing and a period 
of rejuvenation is taking place. 

There has been a complete shakeup 
of principals. When the company 
plays the Casino, Brooklyn, Sept. 11, 
John Bragg and Tom Brown will re- 
place Post and Russell. In addition 
to tLe changes of other roles, the show 
will be bolstered up in other depart- 
ments. 



Kdwanl S. Abele* has purchased a 
sketch by Fred (\ Kelly, a Cleveland 
newspaper man. entitled "The Kx- 
clusive Story." 



H. & S. FILE COMPLAINT 

A complaint was filed Wednesday 
by Hurtig & Seamon with Sam A. 
Scribner as the general manager of 
the Columbia Amusement Co. It was 
against Jacobs & Jermon's "Queens 
of the Jardin De Paris," playing 
Hoboken this week. Both firms are 
on the Eastern Burlesque Wheel, and 
members cf the Columbia Co. 

Hurtig & Seamon claim the 
"Queens," which has Alf Hall as prin- 
cipal comedian, has taken the "key 
scene," now used by Hurtig & Sea- 
mon in their "Taxi Girls." and which 
wag first employed by the same firm 
in one of its burlesque shows sew n 
years ago. 

It is said that Gordon & North may 
file a complaint against the same com- 
pany, through a brother of James C. 
Morton, who is in the Jacobs & Jer- 
mon troupe, using an adaption of his 
brother's "clock man" in "The Merry 
Whirl." one of Gordon & North's 
( astern wheel shows. 



COl'LDN'T FIND SAL. 

In a prop list sent in by "The Girls 
From Happyland," and signed Geo. 
Collier, a new line at the bottom read 
"When scrubbing the stage, use sal 
soda." 

The property man of the house re- 
turned word he could find no Sal Soda 
in the place. 

Sal soda is probably needed by the 
show, as Billy W. Watson does a great 
deal of sliding about during a per- 
formance. 

Mr. Watson was threatened with an 
attack of typhoid fever at the Murray 
Hill last week. Despite his illness. Mr 
Watson left with 'The Girls From 
HappylUnd" and expected to play this 
last half of the week at Albanv. 



DISCOVERS A RELATIVE. 

Twenty-nine years ago, come next 
Sunday or last Tuesday, Jean Bedinl 
left home. It was the month when 
Jean was twelve years of age. 

In time Jean became a juggler. Af- 
terwards he added on the work of 
being a comedian also, although still 
looking like a foreigner. 

Sometimes Jean remembered he 
had parents in the old country, but 
had forgotten the address, having quit 
the home so early. 

The years passed, twenty-nine of 
them. Then what do you think? Well, 
it wasn't that, but almost. The other 
evening Jean sat on Hammersteln's 
Roof wondering how many people 
would be left in the house when Be- 
dinl and Arthur appeared. To make 
certain that there Would be one, Mr. 
Bedlni returned the glance of a party 
to his right. They glanced again and 
Jean glanced right back. Some glan- 
cer, Is Jean. 

Then a woman stepped forward. 
"You don't know me?" said she, and 
Jean left it to Doc Stelner if he had, 
in the course of his life, either before 
or after leaving the home, ever con- 
tradicted a lady. Doc saia "Don't 
schoke, she may want to buy us a 
drink," and Jean, with a courtly bow 
he saw in a magazine, informed the 
woman he had no idea, excepting for 
a burlesque. 

"You are Bessie Clifford's cousin" 
said the woman. 

"So," said Jean. "Why didn't Bes- 
sie tell me that? Why should you?" 

"Because I am Bessie's mother, 
and I am your mother's sister," an- 
swered Bessie's mother. 

"What is my name?" asked Jean. 
As the woman told him his real name 
Doc fell off the chair in a fit. 

It was even so. Bessie Clifford's 
mother, who is Jean Bedinl's mother's 
sister, knew him. She told Jean she 
did because he looked like his father. 

"Where is father and how is 
mama?" inquired Jean remlnlsclently. 
Bessie's mother replied that Jean's 
father had died six years before. His 
family had been looking him up for 
years, but never suspected Jean was 
an actor. Mr. Bedinl reassured Bes- 
sie's mother that his family needn't 
worry about that, and he would write 
home at once. 

The incident recalled the happy 
golden days of Jean's youth, from one 
to twelve, and recollected his father 
was Leon 1'efsner, a court magician 
in Russia, who often showed the 
Einps over there how he juggled. Jean 
said his dad appeareu with the first 
Hermann, the Great. Then Mr. Bedinl 
started to look lor Bessie Clifford, to 
tell her of the relationship. 

When he returned, he had found 
Eddie Cantor, who now replaces Gea. 
Sofranski in the Bedinl and Arthur 
act. 



THE ALHItlGIITR NOT. 

The Albrights are not so much so 
in their family relations. Libble Al- 
bright, with "The Crackcrjacks," has 
instituted a suit for absolute divorce 
against* Hob Albright, now with Dock- 
stader's Minstrels. Mrs. Albright has 
aske(j. through David Sfeinhardt, her 
attorney, in the New York Supreme 
court, for alimony and counsel fee 



i6 



VARIETY 



Jameson Lee Finney, killed In the 
Carlton Hotel Are, was to have pro- 
duced in America a new play by Er- 
nest Denny called "A Happy Prodi- 
gal." 

Sir Herbert Tree is engaged upon 
rehearsals of "Macbeth," to be pro- 
duced Sept. 6 at His Majesty's. His 
Majesty's, it appears, though suffer- 
ing little from the effects of the fire 
at the Carlton, was much injured by 
water. In December, 1867, Her Ma- 
jesty's Opera House, which stood ex- 
actly where His Majesty's and the 
Carlton stand now, was burned to the 
ground. 



Someone has figured that the pro- 
duction of Max Relnhardts' panto- 
mimic spectacle at Olympla in De- 
cember will cost $100,000. 



If Eva Tanguay could realize what 
an Impression she left behind in Lon- 
don among the few people who met 
her, she would have spared herself the 
ignominy of "panning" the entire 
British nation and its institutions. 
There is an old adage which advocates 
the keeping clean of one's own door- 
stop. 



Madame Sarah Bernhardt'* reper- 
toire at the Coliseum commencing 
Sept. 18, is to include Sardou's "Fe- 
dora," and Thedora, Dumas' "La 
Dame aux Camelias" and Emile Mor- 
ceau's "Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc." 



De Beire, whilst being a deft con- 
jurer and quick illusion worker, has 
taken particular notice of the work of 
Chung Ling Soo and Lafayette. In 
several instances the Lafayette ma- 
terial is reproduced with astonishing 
accuracy. 



At the age of 19, the late Harry 
Pleons' son died in rapid consump- 
tion. 

The Manchester Hippodrome and 
Ardwick Empire has declared a divi- 
dend of 10 per cent. This is a Stoll 
concern. 



Although Walter Gibbons shows in 
his balance sheet a profit of $460,000, 
the dividend declared for the year is 
but 8 per cent. Mr. Stoll, accord- 
ing to the new articles of association 
of the Gibbons' halls, is to be a di- 
rector of the company, and to hold 
office for ten years, subject to certain 
conditions. The ' Stoll Accountancy 
department is to take care of the 
finances of the Gibbons halls. 



Billle Reeves states that the rea- 
son he came to a new arrangement 
with Fred Karno, was that Flo Zleg- 
feld could not use him next season. 
Reeves with a company of 14, sail- 
ed on the "California" from Glasgow, 
September 19th. He hopes to be back 
in time to be able to do a bit of 
clowning for the charity fetes. The 
Karno Company will do the "Mum- 
ming Birds" and "Early Birds," com- 
mencing with the Percy Williams 
houses continuing over the Poll cir- 
cuit. Billle Reeves will return to 
Europe for a continental tour next 
year fixed by Marinelll. After that 






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Australia. 



George Mozart proved the hii of a 
big comedy bill at the Palladium, last 
week. Playing next to last on a 
program, twelve turns long, he did 
twenty-five minutes on an average, 
making good every second. His lat- 
est collection is "Seaside Types." 



Robert Steldl, the German come- 
dian, made a third bid for popularity 
in London at the Coliseum. In the 
afternoon he was next to last on the 
program, following by no means a 
cheery list. He had only gone half 
way through his performance when 
the house got restless, and he was 
treated to ironic applause. He per- 
severed, however, and finished his act 
anud many signs of disapprobation. 
ITe did not trouble to take a call, and 
in this showed some wisdom. Subse- 
quently Steidl was moved to an earlier 
portion and did a little better, but 
oo other word than "frost" can de- 
bcnbo his reappearance. 



Beattie and Babs, appearing for the 
first time at the Coliseum, made a 
marked success. They are child per- 
formers, in a "pavement" entertain- 
ment. They have been booked for 
New York next February through 
Braff. 



Elsie Hall, pianist, from Australia, 
was a mild hit on the occasion of 
her debut at the Coliseum, but she 
will need to cut down her individual 
numbers and Infuse a little more va- 
riety into her work before she can 
become a stock feature. Miss Hall 
has good technique but not much idea 
of vaudeville presentation. 



A burlesque of "Kismet" has been 
introduced into the Empire Revue. It 
is worthy of the Follies. J. F. Mc- 
Ardle plays the part of Oscar Asche. 
Earlier in the Revue McArdle makes 
his first entrance as Frank Jay Oould 
and discusses with a number of chorus 
girls the possibility of his managing 
the Gaiety. He finally hands out 
contracts promiscuously. 



Qulnlan and Richards have been 
booked for the Coliseum, London. 

Quite a run in London just now of 
Italian tenors. Following Antonio 
Manuele at the Coliseum, and Senor 
Torti in the suburban halls, there is 
Giovanni Serrano at the Hippodrome. 
He is the best of the bunch, with the 
dcrxrtment of a trained actor, fine 
appec ranee, and magnificent voice. 



Anna (-'handler reopened her Brit- 
ish campaign at the Theatre Royal, 
Dublin. She sang five songs at each 
performance, and Saturday night her 
success caused an hiatus In the prog- 



ress of the bill. Mies Chandler was 
working under particularly distressing 
circumstances, for on the previous 
night, Just as she was leaving the the- 
atre, the manager's dog bit her leg. 
The wound was cauterised, but the 
officials refused to destroy the dog, 
probably on the ancient ruling that 
every dog is entitled to one bite. The 
manager paid the doctors' fees, but 
refused to pay for Anna's dress. She 
is in London, looking very worried, 
and fearing that the dog may go mad. 
She is due to appear at the Coliseum 
shortly. 



Irene Millar is due on your side. 
She is a little Englishwoman of no 
extraordinary merit, but can dance 
dantily, and I have no doubt that if 
she gets the right songs, will be able 
to make good. 



E. A. Pickering, of the Palace, Lon- 
don, has resigned his position, and 
will sever his connection with that 
house In November. There Is no more 
popular house manager in London to- 
day than "Pick," the intimate abbre- 
viation by which he is known amongst 
his friends. Pickering has become 
a part of the Palace. It will surprise 
the hundreds of patiuns who have 
come to regard him very highly to 
know that he is leaving. The rea- 
son for his resignation has not been 
stated, but it is understood to have 
been by way of a protest against cer- 
tain demands of the Directors. So 
able and so popular a man ought not 
to be long out of a first class west-end 
position. It Is not necessary to pre- 
sent Pickering with bouquets. His 
own personality, grace, civility and 
politeness are the things by which he 
has won myriad friendships, and un- 
written and unspoken tributes will 
last longer than bouquets. 



Kthel Levey is back again at the Al- 
hambra after her indisposition. With- 
out the assistance of Joe Smith, a good 
deal of the effect of her "Grizzly Bear" 
and "Turkey Trot" dances has disap- 
peared. The chief matter of comment 
now in regard to her act is the ingeni- 
ous way in which she wears so little 
clothing. 



Von Klein and Gibson were up 
against a tough opposition at the Met- 
ropolitan. This hall is noted, among 
other things, for its orchestra, one 
member of which has been there since 
the place opened some thirty years 
ago. It was with something like con- 
sternation that the couple faced the 
test, for not one of their numbers re- 
ceived justice. On top of this their se- 
lection of pongs, particularly the open- 
ing one, was not good. The audience 
at the Metropolitan is inclined to 
rough stuff and stressed heroics, there- 
fore Von Klein and Gibson were out 
of place. On two occasions this week 



they have made good; on two other 
occasions they have failed. The answer 
seems to be that they are in the wrong 
house. 



McMahon and Chapelle afA jar ami 
away the most successful of laughter 
acts seen at the London Hippodromo 
In many months. When 1 was in the 
other evening a crowded house laugh- 
ed itself tired at the matrimonial muff, 
and there was big applause 'for them 
at the finish. 

Charles 11. Cochrane is having some 
slight difficulty at finding a suitable 
woman to play the chief part in the 
big pantonine spectacle at Olympla 
Christmas. She must be a great pan- 
tomlmist, with a special ability for 
tragedy. Already the names of. Tilla 
Durieux, Grete Wlesenthal, Regina Ba- 
det, Ida Rubenstein and Cissie LoftiiB 
have been suggested. I believe CiRsie 
Loftus is rather anxious to play the 
part, which is that of a woman 
humbled almost to indignity, in order 
that a community may be saved. 

Judge Tarry, who is a dramatic au- 
thor as well as a very just judge, has 
recently decided that because an art- 
ist who was working in a picture show 
did not seem to have succeeded in 
pleasing the people of the Walworth 
Road district, it was no reason why 
she should not be able to compel the 
management to keep to their bargain, 
and pay her the salary contracted for. 
This effectually squelches the tyran- 
nous manager who has the idea that 
he can do as he likes with the people 
he engages. 

Fdward Foster, one of the most aide 
and popular of the English provincial 
managers, has been appointed to take 
charge of the Glasgow Alhambra. He 
has been for several years at the 
Grand, Birmingham. 

Alfred Butt has been placed on the 
board of the Manchester Palace of Va- 
rieties, which has declared a dividend 
of 7Vfe per cent. 

Luurie De Frece and George Greg- 
ory, with May De Sousa and Louie 
Pounds, are starring in the provinces 
with "The Girl in the Train." 

Hall Calne's latest is 'The Quality 
of Mercy," which has been written in 
accordance with a contract made a few 
years ago between the author and M. 
V. Leaveaux, and over which there 
was litigation some time ago. It will 
be produced Sept. 4 at the Theatre 
Royal, Manchester, with Kille Nor- 
wood, Hilda Dick, Klfie Leigh Hunt as 
chiefs in the cast. 



The death of Fred Moulliott a few 
weeks ago has caused some guessing 
as to who will handle the bookings 
for the Theatre Royal, Dublin. The 
Royal runs legitimate and vaudeville. 
All tho first class road companies play 
this house, which, at times, for three 
or four weeks at a stretch, holds 
vaudeville. Mr. Moulliott did the book- 
ings. Vaudeville attractions were 
booked almost solely through Ernest 
Edelsten, the London agent. 



VARIETY 



17 



MAJ. DOYLE'S WEEKLY TALK 
ON WHO AND WH AT IS DOING 

The Big Noise's Noiseless Return 



By the Exile, MAJOR DOYLE 

minimum salary for acts was $25 for 
"singles" and $50 for "doubles.** Now 
yon can get them for coffee and cakes. 
A small handful of Actor Union 
members made It $25 and $50. Now 
the White Rats Actors* Union with 



Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Well, Dear Old Harry is home 
again. No doubt we shall hear from 
him unless those two new board mem- 
bers object. But he is here and came 
back as I predicted (a dead one). He 
went away a lion and returned a piece 
of cheese. 

How the mighty have fallen, and in 
such a short space of time. He came 
back on the "Philadelphia" — that's 
saying enough — but don't let him 
sleep; wake him up, for I want to 
hear him Hot Air again. 

Ah, but don'J forget that while he 
was away the worshippers woke up 
and thought a little and they took 
one of his play toys away from him, 
his personal press sheet, and gave an- 
other man full charge. So you see, 
they started to hand this overpaid- 
hero-schoolboy his medicine, while he 
was on the high seas. It had to be 
done and there's no time like the pres- 
ent. It's the beginning of the end — 
slow music. 

Now that they are beginning to get 
wise, he will move on that down 
grade until he is gone, but not for- 
gotten, and in his stead I hope they 
get the other type of man, the Nobler 
man, the high class man, not the mean 
and deceitful trickster, who, by his 
methods, has caused charity, brotherly 
love and equity to be cast aside, and 
in their places we have the divided 
majority and hate, which leads to 
fends, bad arguments and bad feel- 
ings, in a profession where the mem- 
bers have to work side by side in the 
. same theatre, live in the same hotels, 
etc., and all on account of a greedy 
egotist, who for self aggrandizement, 
tries to sacrifice our great order with 
all its noble sentiments and virtues. 

We have him registered and as soon 
as the faithful recover from that 
shock, and realize that it is all too 
true, then that hot-air germ who has 
caused all this dissension and bad 
feeling will get his passports and 
leave for Australia or Alaska. 

Of course, I expect the noodle to 
try and frame up some get-back. Don't 
think that he would give up such a 
■oft Job without some sort of a fight. 
I suppose he still thinks his two-carat 
oratory will pass him. The worship- 
pers and the sheep must stick a little —^^^^^m—mmm^^^^^^mmm 

longer anyway. its Joke International Secretary has 

What's the idea of that letter the let it flop to coffee and cakes. 

secretary sent to the past Detroit rep- One man like Corrigan is worth ten 

resentatlve and also to San Francisco, like your tricky schoolboy. He does 

stating that they should not collect things. The San Francisco man was 

wlarles for artists, as that was also doing good work and he was 

Tricky's work? Well, if that's Tricky's stopped. I can't dope it out any other 

work, why doesn't he attend to it? way unless Harry wants the spot light 

This man, Corrigan, in Detroit, col- all for himself, and of course do 

lected from seventy to eighty salar- nothing but at the meetings spill "hot 

'*■, without any cost to the organ- air" and war stories to the hungry 

wation and why good work like that sheep and worshippers, 

should be stopped, I cannot under- What's this new stuff I bear about 

stand. What can be the matter with charges being brought against Brother 

that clique of worshippers? Burke? Stop that kid stuff and act 

A year ago here in Chicago the like men. You can't whip anyone in 



line with those methods, and look who 
they picked out! 

If Tricky had been there he would 
have told them to lay off on Burke, 
an that fellow Burke stopped your 
schoolboy-gasbag a couple of times, 
and in good parliamentarian language. 
He knows something, so take a tip 
from me and forget it. He is very 
quiet and a gentleman, but don't bark 
at him. He is amply able to protect 
himself in a crowd with the best of 
them, carrying a kick in both hands. 

What became of those charges pre- 
ferred against the pope by a member 
in good standing? They were not read 




MAUD RONAIR and JOE WARD 



In a charming comedy Blnglng skit entlt 
KELLER MACK and FRANK ORTH, are p» 
I rig with big success. Under direction THOS. 



Ird "OCEAN HRKK/.KS." written for thrin le- 
aving th<- MAJESTIC, ('HICAf'.O, and met 
J. FITZIWTHICK. 



on the floor. I believe they were sent 
to New York via registered mail. Can 
it be because ho In one of the wor- 
shippers that the clique would not 
allow the charges to get over, thereby 
giving equity another kick in the 
slats? 

Can you imagine his highness, the 
divine and sanctified Joe, making 
charges against a brother Rat for do- 
ing practically what he and other 
members of the board do time and 
time again. This brother Rat, play- 
ing the very small time, one day out 
of sorts and his act not going well, 
the woman piano player not playing 



his music to suit him, made some un- 
kind (but not unclean) remark about 
her ability. The reason I mention this 
is to show how little this clique think. 
This poor old time performer — you 
all know him — was for two years In 
an asylum. He Is entitled to all the 
sympathy and support of the organ- 
ization and its members, and should 
not have been picked for the goat. 
The poor fellow gets about $40 per 
week when working. For making 
that slight mistake he is confronted 
with a list of charges preferred by the 
pope on behalf of the theatre manager 
where the Incident took place. The 
pope got busy and decided that such 
tactics must stop, etc., and concluded 
to make an example of this poor fel- 
low. The charges came up and the 
poor fellow was fined ten dollars. I 
always thought when an example was 
to be made of anyone, it was always 
right to commence at the top of the 
heap, and not go looking for " Patsy s" 
and half-demented people. It looks 
very much like "Oh, we can do It, but 
they must not." 

You can find among these same few 
worshippers a few that do the same 
thing every week they work and his 
holiness who brought the charges has 
been known to hurl select language 
as far as the spotlight man, while his 
pai who says all members around 
Chicago are "low-brows," has gone to 
a meeting and called the ritual the 
"Richelieu" — Nuff said. This self- 
same pal is well known for the choice 
language he slips over. If this organ- 
ization ever tried to get him for a ten 
spot for the language he throws 
around behind the scenes carelessly, 
regardless of man, woman or child, 
he would cut loose some moldy atmos- 
phere that would startle the civilized 
world. If he could manufacture his 
language in pill form, it would come 
much easier for him. 

Did you read Mountford's speech In 
London, where he, after profusely 
thanking everybody in sight for the 
magnificent emblem — the large white 
rat — he sincerely promised them that 
when he sailed into New York the em- 
blem would ride up Broadway on his 
(?) motor car and spread the name 
and fame of the vvnite Rats from 
Portland to Portland. And he came 
in unheralded -and on the "Philadel- 
phia." It was Monday before the peo- 
ple in New York knew he had arrived. 
And I don't think that emblem ever 
got a flash at Broadway. It's pretty 
tough, too, after that speech, for this 
is going back to England. Get me, 
Harry? There are a few things It 
would take too much space to explain. 
The man must really feel his finish 
coming considering the bad treatment 
he received on the other side. 

Now watch for the slow music and 
the hearse and believe me, Tricky, 
when you sail for Australia or Alaska, 
there will be more than twenty-three 
down to see you off, and it won't be 
necessary to post a notice in the club 
rooms. I'll be there. 

As ever the exile, 

Major James D. Doyle. 



Wynn and Russon are a new com- 
bination, Ed Wynn's new partner hav- 
ing formerly played over here in 
"The Arcadians." Max Hart has the 
act. 



i8 



VARIETY 



LYCEUM AND CONCERT 



SAWYER HAS A BUNCH. 

Of the artists to be under Antonio 
Sawyer, this season, Kathleen Parlow, 
the American violinist, now in Swit- 
zerland, will begin her concert work 
about Oct. 18 at Toronto. Ernesto 
Consolo, pianist, who Is also in Swit- 
zerland, is due to return here the last 
of September. 

Katharine Goodson, another of Mrs. 
Sawyer's pianists, also in England, 
will appear here Jan. 1. Louise Bar- 
nolt, contralto, leaves France early in 
the autumn and Henriette Wakefield, 
mezzo-contralto, will return shortly 
from the Adirondacks. 

Philip Spooner, tenor, son of Ex- 
Senator Spooner, is coming shortly 
from New Hampshire. Vincent Czer- 
winskl, baritone, will soon arrive from 
England. Ethel Altemus, American 
pianist, will return from Vienna early 
in the fall. 

Minna Kauffman, soprano, and Mar- 
haret Adsit Barrell, mezzo-contralto, 
will be heard in special recitals. The 
Russian Trio (violin, 'cello and piano) 
have already started an American sea- 
son. 

Other attractions are Laura Combs, 
soprano soloist, who will sing with 
the Boston Symphony Orchestra; 
Charlotte Guernsey, soprano; Ade- 
laide Gernon Lewis, contralto; La Rue 
Boals, basso; Dorothea Thullen, Alice 
Preston, Renee Schieber, Emll Hoff- 
man, Anne Irene Larkin and Henriette 
Weber, and the American Symphony 
Orchestra. 



GADSKI, CHARLTON'S STAR. 

Loudon Charlton, the New York 
manager, has announced his attrac- 
tions for the coming season. The 
biggest "star" on his list is Johanna 
Gadski, the prima donna, who will be 
heard in October, February and at 
the close of her opera season. 

Duvld Bispham, baritone, will make 
a tour of the entire country. Frances 
Alda (Mme. Gatti-Gasazza) will have 
a limited period. Mme. Kirkby Lunn. 
English contralto, comes in January 
for a three months' visit. 

Three pianists, Josef Lhevinne, who 
begins a tour in January, Ernest Hut- 
cheson and Harold Bauer, the latter 
to remain here until the end of next 
May, are under Charlton's manage- 
ment. 

Other artists having tours arranged 
are George Hamlin, American tenor, 
who is announced for an appearance 
in the opera "Natoma"; Francis Rog- 
ers, baritone, and Morton Adkins, bar- 
itone. 

Charlton's chamber-music attrac- 
tions are the Beebe-Dethier combi- 
nation and the Flonzaley Quartet, the 
latter arriving early in the season. 

The Philharmonic Society, under 
Charlton's management, with its new 
conductor, Josef Stransky, will begin 
its seventieth season with forty-five 
concerts announced for New York, 
and a series in Brooklyn. In January 
the society goes through the middle- 
west; in February tours the east, and 
makes a second western trip in March. 



LEONCAVALLO'S NEW OPERAS. 

Paris, Aug. 23. 

Slgnor Leoncavalla has completed 
the score of a new comic opera, en- 
titled "Eeginetta," with libretto by 
Slgnor Forzani. The central figure 
is a young king who conspires with 
revolutionaries to bring about his own 
abdication In order to permit him to 
marry the girl he loves. 

Leoncavallo is also engaged on an- 
other new opera to be called "Le Fo- 
resta Mormora," libretto by Slgnor 
Cavachioli, based on a novel by the 
Polish author Korolenko. It is to 
be produced in Milan early next year. 



MARY GARDEN IN "FAUST." 

Mary Garden appeared Aug. 25 at 
the Opera, Paris, singing in "Faust" 
with M. Franz in the title role, sup- 
ported by Miles. Courbieres, Goulan- 
court, Mm. Gresse and Duclos. 



Alma Oluck. of the Metropolitan Opera Co.. 
will Blnjf under tho direction of the Qulnlan 
International Musical Agency at the close of 
her opera season. 

> 

Oervllle Reaohe, the soprano, recently se- 
verely Injured at Pouphkeepsle, has almost 
recovered from the effects of the auto acci- 
dent. 



Mrs. Mabel Garrison Slemonn, the Balti- 
more soprano, hns been signed by Henry W. 
Savage to sing one of the principal roles In 
a new KriKlish opera (with a Japanese set- 
ting) which will have Its first American pre- 
sentation here In December. 

Minnie Saltzman-Stevens. from Bloomlng- 
•«>u. HI.. Is putting that town on the map. 
having signed a three-years' contract with 
Andreas Dlppi I and will be heard with the 
('hlcago-Phlladclphla opera Co. She Is now 
singing at ISaynuth 

I'nless d iff i rent arrangements are made, 
"l.e Donne fm-loso" ("The Inquisitor"), Kr- 
manne Widf-Kerrarl's opera, will very likely 
be the opening piece of the Metropolitan 
opera season, with lieraldlne Karrar and Jo- 
hanna Cadskl in the leading roles 

• ieorge Hamlin will begin his regular sea- 
son at C.'irnegiii Mill early In February. He 
will sltig with the Toronto Symphony Orches- 
tra. Later the tenor will be heard hi recitals 

in the Middle West. 



COULDN'T GRAB THE CIRCUS. 

Cincinnati, Aug. 30 

Mrp. Bessie Robinson, widow of 
Dan Robinson, of circus fame, stopped 
some' of her co-stockholders of the 
Robinson show front breaking up that 
circus at Ottawa, 111., and shipping It 
in full to Chicago this week. 

George Little, who almost became 
Jack Johnson's manager at the time 
that fighter won the championship, 
and "Bunk" Allen, also H. E. Alliath, 
all well known in Chicago, have stock 
in the Robinson shows, as has Mrs. 
Robinson. 

The trio cancelled all the dates the 
show lad ahead of Ottawa, and were 
going to swoop down on the circus. 

Mrs. Robinson went after the most 
important part of the circus first (the 
receipts) and held them, after which 
she obtained an injunction stopping 
the removal of the show and its prop- 
erties. The circus, it is said, lias not 
been paying very well. .Mrs. Robin- 
son will nsk for a receiver. 

The employes were all with Mrs. 
Roln":i'on and helped her hold flu? re- 
ceipts t,f the show against the three 
men truin Chicago. 




HOUSED ALL THE WAV. 

La Fayette, Ind., Aug. 30. 

The Keith stock company an- 
nounced Ezra Kendall's "Vinegar 
Buyer" as one of its bills, but the 
actor playing the tipsy fellow was so 
realistically soused the company 
changed the play in the middle of the 
first act to "Mademoiselle." 

The manager not only "canned" 
him, but threw his trunk out of the 
stage door. 



PLAYERS IX HIGH CLASS 

The Columbia Players, after playing 
at the Columbia, Washington, open a 
four-weeks' engagement at Albaugh's 
Lyceum, Baltimore, Sept. 11, in re- 
pertoire of high-class plays. 

In the company will be A. H. Van 
Buren, George W. Barbier, Frederick 
Forrester, Everett Butterfield, Arthur 
Ritchie, Emilie Melville, Carrie That- 
cher and Jessie Glendennlng. 



OPENED WITH "SKY FARM" 

With "Sky Farm" as the opening 
bill, the Richmond theatre stock com- 
pany, Stapleton, S. I., resumed its 
regular season Aug. 28. William 
Malley is managing. 

Alexander Gaden, Blanche Shirley 
and DeWitt Noning, were engaged 
through the Jay Packard agency for 
the Richmond company. 



PLAYING IN JERSEY CITY. 

May Anderson, Frank Bond, 
Charles Harris, Joseph Selman, 
Blanch Henshaw and Claude Brook 
have signed with the Louis Leon Hall 
stock company, opening at the Orphe- 
um, Jersey City, Aug. 28. Mr. Hall 
and Minna Phillips are playing the 
leads. 



ENGAGED FOR SALT LAKE. 

Salt Lake City, Aug. 30. 
James R. Rogers, who will manage 
the Garrick theatre stock company, 
opening Sept. 18, has engaged Ethel 
Clifton, John R. Sumner and Edward 
Mackey. William Barnard will be 
stage manager. 



"WILDFIRE" TWICE. 

Brooklyn inaugurates its annual 
season at the Crescent, Sept. 2, with 
"Wildfire" as the opening bill. The 
company will be known as the Cres- 
cent Stock. 

This Is the second time this season 
that "Wildfire" has been presented in 
stock within close touch of Broadway. 



94,987 ON THE WEEK. 

That stock is paying in Philadelphia 
may be attested by the treasurer's re- 
port of the Orpheum (Chester Street) 
recently when "Sky Farm" played 
there to $4,987 on the week. 



MAYOR'S WIFE IN LYNN. 

Boston, Aug. 30. 
Mrs. Hibbard, wife of the late mayor 
of Boston, who. made her stage debut 
at the Majestic theatre, in stock, has 
engaged for the coming season with 
the Lindsay Morrison company, to play 
In Lynn, (Mass). 



THERE, BIT NOT EARLY ENOUGH 

As a result of an automobile acci- 
dent which severely injured Actor 
Cruse of the Una Abell Brinker Stock 
Co., playing in Newark, all has not 
been peaches and cream with Albert 
O. Warburg, stage director. 

Aug. 21, Legal Robinson went on 
in "Arsene Lupin," without any re. 
hearsal or makeup, and saved the 
piece. Robinson was also expected 
to fill in a breach for this week, when 
"A Woman's Way" is being present- 
ed, but because he did not appear 
Aug. 22, at 9.30, when the rehearsal 
was called, answering his cue, how- 
ever, in the second act (his first on 
the book) Warburg took him to task. 
Result, Robinson walked out of the 
theatre, forcing the director to thrust 
another man in "Lupin" at tho last 
moment. 

Robinson had been getting his 
wardrobe out of the storehouse and 
did not think it was imperative for 
him to be at the rehearsal for an act 
in which he did not appear. 

The Paul Scott agency was called 
upon to send some new people to the 
Brinker Co. 



MARRY DAVIS TAKES OLYMPIC. 

Cincinnati, Aug. 30. 
Harry Davis, of Pittsburgh, hes 
leased the Olympic, and will Install a 
stock company in the house early this 
season. 

The Olympic for several years was 
the home of the Forepaugh Stock Co. 
It closed during the middle of last 
season. 



"JIMMY" STARTS SEASON. 

Stamford, Conn., Aug. 30. 
The stock season was resumed at 
the Alhambra Monday, when the Cody 
organization, with Louis J. Cody and 
Harriet Duke playing leads, presented 
"Alias Jimmy Valentine." 

Pawtucket, Aug. 30. 
The Empire theatre stock company 
opens here Sept. 4 with E. A. Turner 
and Lillian Lee Anderson playing the 
lead 8. 

The organization^ will be managed 
by David R. Bufflngton. 



"OPI»OSITlON" MARRIAGES. 

Portland, Me., Aug. 30. 

A pretty little romance of less 
than three months' duration culmin- 
ated Monday morning at the Cathe- 
dral of the Immaculate Conception at 
7, when William Leighton Meehan, 
leading man at the Gem theatre and 
Josephine Amalda McGillicuddy (Jo- 
sie Gill), a "pony" ballet girl of the 
same company, were married by Rev- 
erend Father Robert F. Lee. 

Not to be outdone by the (Jem, 
David Chase, character man and stage 
manager of the Cape theatre, and 
Marion Livingston were married by 
the Reverend Doctor H. w. Ilulbert 
at the High street parsonage on Mon- 
day morning. The bride was a mem- 
ber of the Phelnn road company last 
year. The couple formed an attach- 
ment while traveling together. 



VARIETY 



19 



PARIS NOTES 



BY EDWARD O. KENDIEW 



Paris, Aug. 23. 
For the first time since it has been 
rebuilt the Cigale music hall closed 
this year, owing to tie hot weather. 
It will reopen in *.he middle of Sep- 
tember with a revue ;»b usual, by a 
new author, Wilned; the autumn re- 
vue will be by three, Timmory, Ta- 
rault and de Marsan; the winter pro- 
duction will be by two chansonnlers 
of Montmartre, Dominique Bonnaud 
und Numa Bles, who are assisting in 
the revue to be mounted this season 
at the Ambigu. In 1912 the Cigale 
will probably remain open during the 
summer with a revue by Nanteuil (a 
former secretary of the Folies Ber- 
gere) and de Gorsse. 



Edmund Rostand, author of "Cy- 
rano" (not forgetting the bluff of 
"Chantecler" ) has been the victim of 
a motor car accident, which might 
have been very serious. At first it 
was suspected to be another adver- 
tising dodge, for Rostand is a prince 
at that, but when it was known to be 
genuine, much sympathy was express- 
ed for the great poet. He is out 
of danger. 



Jean Richepin, the other favorite 
academic poet, will have a work pro- 
duced in New York this winter, at 
the New Theatre. The title will be 
"Thais" and it will be in five acts, in 
verse. 



Rosario Guerrero, who has not 
played in Paris for four years, open- 
ed at the Marigny Aug. 16, in a sketch 
"Le Couteau et la Rose" which has 
been introduced into the revue. The 
main interest in the new act is the 
Tango dance by Guerrero. This pretty 
woman, however, has become quite 
plump, and resembled somewhat Ote- 
ro's appearance at the Marigny two 
years ago. She was ably supported 
by her husband, and the "oriental" 
sketch went fairly well. Many changes 
have been made in the Marginy revue, 
which are not of a nature to improve 
the show. 




Sacha Guitry, son of the well-known 
actor, has rewritten his play "Scandale 
de Monte Carlo" which will pass from 
the Gymnase to the Renaissance the- 
atre next season. The principal roles 
will be held by the author and Colette 
Willy. 



The Moulin Rouge, with "The Belle 
of New York" cut about so that you 
can hardly recognize it, is proving 
more successful during this sultry 
weather. Frank Lawton remains the 
hit of the show with his whistling. 
Business is good, due to the number 
of strangers who look on the Moulin 
Rouge as a Mecca due to its past rep- 
utation. 



A new hall, to be called the Crys- 
tal Palace, is being built in Paris, 
Rue de la Fidelite, and will open in 
September. It will cater for the 
poorer classes, but will be an elegant 
establishment on the lines of the Ca- 
sino de Montparnasse which opened 
recently. 

The weather cooled off nicely for 
the opening of the season. 



The Harmony Four and Gene Mul- 
ler open at the Folies Marigny Sept. 1. 



The Olympia started under the di- 
rection of Jacques Charles to-day, 
with a straight vaudeville show, to be 
the policy until the revue is put on 
early in October. Bert Swan's Alli- 
gators, Three Ernests, the Bergs, 
Strength Brothers and Allan Shaw 
were all successful. Marshall Mont- 
gomery did splendidly. The Arvis 
Mystery could not appear to-day, due 
to their baggage having been delayed 
through the strikes in England. 



HERE'S BILLY GOULD 

By WILLIAM GOULD. 

Haines Falls,-N. Y., Aug. 28. 
It is hard to think of anything up 
here, even lies. 



Sam Ryan's brother, Tom Wynn, 
is up here with his wife. Tom thinks 
Sam is a great actor. I must ask 
Sam what he thinks of Tom. 



We saw two real lions shot and 
killed last night — in the picture the- 
atre. Rather flimsy. (I beg your 
pardon.) 

Heard another new song sung by a 
native. It is called "Old Black Jo- 
seph." 

I have added twelve golf balls to 
my bank account. 



A cafe tip: 

Use short and little words late at 
night. Then you have a chance of 
pronouncing them correctly and no 
one will got hep. 



ELANORE KENT. 



Moving picture note: 

Some one stole "Mona Lisa" from 
the Louvre, Paris, France (iny home). 
No, Mona never played in vaudeville. 



SEPTEMBER PREMIERE8. 

The regular fall and winter season 
is now in full swing. Within the 
next few days every vaudeville house 
will have begun its season, and the 
legitimate houses have nil announced 
their openings. The premieres in the 
legitimate houses announced for Sep- 
tember are as follows: 

Sept. 2 — "Around the World," Hip- 
podrome. 

Sept. 4 — "Pinafore," Casino; John 
D'-ew in "The Single Man," Empire; 
Frank Mclntyre in "Snobs," Hudson; 
Robert Mantell, repertoire, West 
End; Bothwell Brown in "Miss Jack," 
Herald Square. 

Sept. 9 — "Speed," Comedy. 

Sept. 11 — "When Sweet Sixteen," 
Daly's; Julian Eltinge in "The Fasci- 
nating Widow," Liberty; "A Modern 
Marriage, (Cyril Scott), Bijou; "Pas- 
sers-By," Criterion. 

Sept. 14 — Edmund Breese in "A 
Man of Honor," Weber's. 

Sept. 18 — "The Woman," Republic; 
George Arllss in "Disraeli," Wal- 
laces; revival "The Blue Bird," Cen- 
tury. 

Sept. 20 — "What the Doctor Order- 
ed," Astor. 

Sept. 26 — George M. Cohan in "The 
Little Millionaire," Cohan theatre. 

Chicago, Aug. 30. 

Opening attractions in Chicago dur- 
ing September are: 

Sept. 1 — "Littlest Rebel" (Dustin 
and William Farnum), Chicago Opera 
House. 

Sept. 2 — "The Boss" (Holbrook 
Blinn), Garrick; William T. Hodge in 
"The Man From Home," Grand Opera 
House. "Wang," Angelus (formerly 
Globe). 

Sept. 3 — "Louisiana Lou" (Alex 
Carr and Sophie Tucker), La Salle; 
"Uncle Sam" (John Barrymore and 
Thos. A. Wise), Olympic. 

Sept. 4 — "Follies of 1911" (Zieg- 
f eld's), Colonial; "Yankee Prince" 
(stock), College. 

Sept. 11 — Gertrude Hoffmann, Ly- 
ric. 

Sept. 18 — "A Grain of Dust" James 
K. Hackett), Blackstone; "The Mol- 
lusc" (Kyrle Bellew), Power's. 

Sept. 19 — "The Ladies' Lion" (Jef- 
ferson De Angeles), Illinois. ) 

Sept. 25 — "The Slim Princess" (El- 
sie Janis), Studebaker. 

Oct. 1 — "Over Night" (original 
company), Princess. 



"BOY SOPRANO'* WASN'T. 

Fitchburg, Mass., Aug. 30. 

The Bijou theatre for the past fort- 
night has been featuring a "phenom- 
enal boy soprano," under the name of 
"Bruce McClare." Monday it was ru- 
mored about town that the "boy" was 
in reality Mrs. Rollin Sewell, daughter 
of Henry It. Sanders, of Holden. 

On being confronted with the re- 
port by a local reporter, the singer 
emphatically denied the allegation, 
but shortly left town without leaving 
any address. 



Cots ford Dick, author and com- 
poser of numerous popular songs, died 
at his reside.u- ■» 115 St. George'B road, 
the other da v. He has been an in- 
valid for iii.iii y years. 



OBITUARY 

Harry Desmond Diamond, an Amer- 
ican, manager of a picture house in 
Hull, England, was found drowned in 
the Ouse River, near York (England) 
last week. 



The death of Mary Eastlake, at the 
age of 56, has been announced. It 
is twenty years since she last ap- 
peared on the stage, when she was 
compelled to retire on account of ill 
health. In 1876 she appeared with 
Sir Charles Wyndham in "The Great 
Divorce Case." Her last appearance 
was in 1891, in "A Yorkshire Lass." 



The wife of James L. Hoff died 
Aug. 17, at her home in New York. 
Mr. Hoff is the well known theatrical 
newspaper man. 



Boston, Aug. 30. 
Joseph Jefferson (Young "Joe"), 
grandson of Joseph Jefferson of Rip 
Van Winkle fame, and son of Thomas 
Jefferson, who succeeded his father in 
the protrayal of the famous character, 
died at the summer home of the fam- 
ily, at Buzzard's Bay, Monday morn- 
ing. He was 2 2 years old. Death is 
said to have resulted from epilepsy. 



l¥of, William Street Hutching, for 

more than a quarter of a century the 
lecturer of Austin and Stone's Mus- 
eum, died Aug. 25, at his home, 8 Bul- 
flnch St., Boston. He was over 80 years 
old, and worked until two weeks be- 
fore his death. Born on the lower 
East Side of New York, he made his 
theatrical debut as Sinclair, in "Un- 
cle Tom's Cabin." For a time he was 
a lightning calculator with P. T. Bar- 
num. Prof. Hutching is survived by a 
widow, the daughter of former Gov- 
ernor Payne of Vermont, and a daugh- 
ter. He was conscious to the last. In- 
terment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery 
on Sunday. 



WilUiam A. (Billy) Pierce, former 
editor of the old Police News and one 
of the best known promoters of box- 
ing in the country, died at his home, 
55 Chestnut street, Charlestown Mass., 
Sunday afternoon. He is survived by 
his wife and child. 



Fred Kulliiiun, known to nearly 
everybody in the theatrical profes- 
sion, died at his home in New York, 
Aug. 24. The deceased was about 50 
\ears old. Mr. Kullman was the offl- 
cial publisher of all the grand opera 
librettos sold at the Metropolitan and 
Manhattan opera houses, and suc- 
ceeded to the theatre ticket agency 
established by his father, who was the 
originator of that business. Rullman 
was a member of the Lambs, Players 
and Friars. 



Frunk Hluir, stage manager and 
comedian, died at Los Angeles Mon- 
day after a lengthy illness. He had 
been an invalid for some time. Blair 
was once stage manager for Augustln 
Daly and was brought west by Oliver 
Morosco to produce t he Weber & 
Fields shows. During his illness he 
was nursed by his wife, known on the 
stage as Laurel Atkins. 



20 



VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, Flrat Appaarance 
or Eaappaaranca In or Around 
Ntw York 
"Everywife," Orpheum. 
Flying Henrys, Haminerstein's. 
Clark and Grace, Hammerstein's. 
King Brothers, Fifth Avenue. 
Kate Elinore and Sain Willinnis (New 

Act), New BTighton. 
Kicliard Crolius and Co., Hendersons. 
Edgar Atchison Ely and Co. (In 

"Billy's Tombstones"), Hudson, 

Union Hill, N. J. 
Harry Von Fossen, Hudson, Union 

Hill, N. J. 



Tim Cronin. 
Monolog. 
Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Tim Cronin was placed "No. 2" at 
the Fifth Avenue, a hard spot for 
a monologist anywhere. In this in- 
stance Mr. Cronin was compelled to 
follow a "dumb act" opening the 
show. The management would have 
liked the Cronin monolog "No. 4," 
but arrangements to that end were 
not completed in time, at least up to 
the night show. It has been some 
time since Tim Cronin appeared in 
vaudeville. In opening, a monolog on 
"Reciprocity" contained several good 
points, but nothing particularly spark- 
ling, although on a current topic. In 
this Mr. Cronin was billed by a card 
as "Senator Cronin." He ended the 
talk when a boy from the wings walk- 
ed on, saying "Senator, your saloon Is 
on fire." Returning the monologist 
impersonated "Bill Hicks," a "song 
and dance man from the west." Much 
of the matter this is based upon was 
too technical for the Fifth Avenue 
audience. As present day vaudeville 
audiences on the "big time" are not 
yet aware of the difference, this is 
wasted unless the slang of the char- 
acter is made laughable. 'Tls ra- 
ther difficult to make the character 
itself laughable — as an impersona- 
tion. A short verse precedes the song 
and dance Mr. Cronin did as "Hicks." 
Another character "The Actor" (pro- 
gramed) was not given. The ap- 
plause was light. Nothing else could 
have been expected in the position Mr. 
Cronin occupied. The "Reciprocity" 
talk may do much better before an 
audience composed of politicians. It 
is a little bit ahead of those who 
overlook the Washington news in the 
papers. For the first day of a return 
visit to vaudeville, after a long ab- 
sence, during which conditions have 
changed, one could say that Mr. Cro- 
nin did well enough. He should do 
better when gaining a better insight 
for the new turn, and when receiving 
a better position, at least not before 
"No. 4." Sime. 



Walsh and Curran. 
Singing and Talking. 
17 Mins.; One. 

This team is scoring a hit in the 
"pop" houses through the Italian char- 
acter done by one of the men. They 
remain too long. Much of the pat- 
ter could be omitted. The straight is 
a rapid-boy with the conversation. His 
partner makes a capital "dago." They 
close with "You'll Do the Same Thing 
Over." Mark. 



Salerno. 

Juggler. 

18 Mins.; Four (Special Setting). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Salerno, the foreign juggler of light 
objects, returns to New York after 
an absence of three or four years. 
The last time Salerno played here he 
appeared on the New York Roof. At 
his reappearance Monday night, the 
juggler went through the same rou- 
tine as seen at the New York, with 
the exception of one trick — and a very 
good one. Since Salerno has the 
reputation of inventing most of his 
tricks, especially that one with the 
lighted globes or naming torches, it 
is quite likely that the new billiard 
cue and ball trick also belongs to him. 
With two cues, one balanced on the 
other, in one hand, Salerno, with the 
other hand, shoots from a pistol muz- 
zle a small ball, up in the air and 
catches it upon the butt end of the 
topmost cue. He did It Monday eve- 
ning upon the third try. it's good in 
effect and execution. Salerno seem- 
ed to be out of practice. Perhaps just 
leaving the boat or the heat may have 
been the cause of the misses. Either 
could be held guilty. In his real tricky 
juggling, however, such as the ink 
stand, pen and paper, he did as well 
as ever. While abroad Salerno has 
given during the past seasons more 
attention to aviation than juggling. 
But he was there with the flaming 
torches, closing the turn. No one 
handles these lighted globes like Sa- 
lerno. They finish the act, and are 
enough to hold it up. One assistant 
attempts no comedy, besides make up, 
which isn't. For tricks, performance 
of them and grace in the perform- 
ance, Salerno, for light work, is pretty 
nearly in a class by himself. Sime. 



Joe Fanton's Awakening Athletes. 
Ring Act. 

10 Mins.; Three (Apparatus). 
Fifth Avenue. 

The ring act performed by Joe Fan- 
ton and two assistants starts slowly, 
but ends in a whirlwind of applause 
as Mr. Fanton, while blindfolded, 
makes three giant swings on the rings, 
letting go and grasping the rings 
again on each return. It's a big fin- 
ishing trick. The work before is 
pretty, and the act is nicely draped 
in black, with the boys costumed in 
white. The opening is dragged out 
somewhat through Mr. Fanton extend- 
ing his muscular feat of slowly raising 
and dropping himself. In the opening 
position at the Fifth Avenue the turn 
came through solidly by virtue of the 
big feat, termed by Its executor, "A 
Daring Attempt." That makes the 
act strong enough to open almost any 
show, and close some. Sime. 



La Bonelli. 

Posing. 

Jardin de Paris, Paris. 

This young woman is very pretty, 
and as a posing act will prove attrac- 
tive at the smaller establishments. 
She stands, attired in silk tights, on 
a pedestal. Various views are thrown 
on the screen from a lantern worked 
from the footlights. There is abso- 
lutely nothing new in the act, ex- 
cepting well shaped legs, and the girl 
poses gracefully — so the exposition is 
agreeable. Ken. 



Walter and Georgia Lawrence 

"Just Landed** (Talk and Songs). 

17 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Walter and Oeorgie Lawrence have 
a nice act, different from the rest, 
as a "two-act," through being wholly 
Irish. They give seventeen minutes 
of quiet pleasing entertainment, never 
hilarious nor screamingly humorous, 
although Miss Lawrence seems cap- 
able of taking the Irish character to 
any extent the role assigned her will 
permit. This act In "one" has a plot, 
partly disclosed by the drop, a dock 
setting, with the Lusitania right on 
the stage background. Miss Law- 
rence is "Tipperary Mary" Kelly, 
come to America to wed her Dan Cal- 
lahan. Callahan is first a rough in- 
spector who wants to examine the 
nicely dressed emigrant's trunk, and 
afterwards Mr. Callahan. That Mary 
doesn't recognize her Dan until he 
tells he is it, of course doesn't mat- 
ter in this sketch, and proves (al- 
though Jenie Jacobs said it wasn't 
so) that a girl can still love the man 
she has forgotten. Miss Lawrence 
sings an Irish melody, and Mr. Law- 
rence sings another. They are bro- 
ther and sister, Miss Qeorgie having 
played in "The Commuters" last sea- 
son. It is the turn's first appear- 
ance in New York, as a team. In 
the "No. 4" position at the Fifth Ave- 
nue, the Lawrences got over nicely. In 
an all-Hibernian house they would go 
very big. Even at the Fifth Avenue 
allowance should be made for follow- 
ing the slow start of a show, that in- 
cluded a dry sketch just ahead of 
them. But that they are a pleasant 
entertaining act will cover the billing 
almost anywhere. Sime. 



"Bama Bama Girls/' 
Songs and Dances. 

31 Mins.; Two (Special Drop; Inter- 
ior). 

Acts may come and acts may go, but 
it seems as though acts of the calibre 
of the "Bama Bama Girls" remain 
with us always. The billing says Gus 
Sohlke is responsible. If so Gus has 
something to answer for, which will 
never place any laurel wreaths upon 
his brow, for the act as now offered 
is away below the standard generally 
set by the Sohlke training. The prin- 
cipal girl works hard enough,, but 
does not seem to make the right sort 
of impression. And the comedian 
doesn't make any at all. His two 
chief "gags" during all the time that 
he holds the down stage position are 
'I'm a manicurist in a bakery; I take 
care of the lady-fingers" and "I can't 
eat watermelons; they make my ears 
so wet." Six girls work with the prin- 
cipal soubret whose name remains un- 
programed. They sing and dance 
"That Navajo Rag," "My Little China 
Doll" and "Oceana Roll," closing with 
the last-named and working in some 
didoes with big hoops. The soubret 
does her best work with "My Little 
China Doll" and "I Want To Powder 
My Nose." There are several changes 
of costume. The action takes place 
inside a toy shop. All worth while 
could be shown in fifteen minutes, al- 
lowing time for the injection of some 
comedy that would land. Mark. 

t 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEH 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate 

Attraotloaa la New York 

Theatres 

"A Single Man** (John Drew), 

Empire. 
"Snobs" (Frank Mclntyre), Hudson. 
"Miss Jack** (Both well Browne), 

Herald Square. 
"Around the World*** Hippodrome 

(Sept. 2). 
"Speed**, Comedy (Sept. 9). 



"Mexico.** 

30 Mins.; 4 Scenes, 60 People. 

Palladium, London. 

There are two great actors in this 
production. One is a horse, and the 
other a waterfall. They understand 
each other perfectly, and get all the 
applause. The idea of the piece, as 
far as it has an idea, is to represent 
the adventures of Nick Carter, the 
detective, and his companion in an ad- 
venturous endeavor to rescue a child 
who seems to have been stolen by a 
rascally villain with a beautiful 
moustache. To see Nick Carter ar- 
rive in Mexico City on board a second- 
hand motor-car (which sometimes 
goes) and to see him hold up twenty- 
five husky Mexicans from Tottenham 
Court Road are sights of a lifetime. 
Naturally, the hero, whose accent 
seems to have been acquired by thi 
study of a map of the United States, 
is captured. He is bound to a tree 
overlooking the mighty chasm, and 
backed by a dam which the villain 
informs him may burst at any mo- 
ment. But Nick's confederate is on 
Land at the right moment, and the 
poor little child in the white frock 
helps to cut the ropes. The possessor 
of the beautiful moustache takes his 
turn tied to the timber, and then with 
a mighty laugh, (which it must have 
taken weeks to learn), the hero 
boards the fiery mustang and plunges 
into the ravine. Then the dam bursts, 
and 50,000 (count 'em) gallons of 
water rush on to the stage; not how- 
ever before Nick, the horse, and the 
kid have landed safely on the shore. 
The water is turned off, Albert Heng- 
ler takes a bow and leaves the gal- 
lant horse before the curtain. The 
dam ought to take a curtain, too. The 
Palladium audiences were not slow 
to see the humor of the dramatic end, 
but they liked the sensation immense- 
ly, and there seems some likelihood 
of it attracting full houses for a 
month. Bayard. 



Alfredo. 

Violinist. 

11 Mins.; One. 

Hammers tein'g. 

With all due respect to Oscar Lor- 
raine and Rinaldo, and all the other 
boys who handle the fiddle and the 
bow, Alfredo is In their class. Though 
Alfredo garbs himself after the man- 
ner of Rinaldo, it does not affect his 
playing. He could fiddle just ad well 
in evening clothes and no doubt look 
much better. Alfredo does not fake, 
his technique and expression being 
superb. He opens with "Dat Italian 
Love" but shows more talent with 
his Hungarian waltz. After he has 
played the "Mocking Bird" with varl- 
tions, he follows with a medley in 
which "rag" predominates. Mark. 



VARIETY 



ai 



Porter J. White and Co. (3). 

♦♦The Beggar" (Dramatic). 

17 Mint*.; Three (Special Setting; 

Interior). 
Fifth Avenue. 

Oliver White wrote "The Beggar." 
His brother, Porter J. White, is chief 
actor in it. As an author Oliver 
White wrote an impossible tale, but 
as a playwright he told it rather well. 
His brother, Porter J. White does 
even better for Oliver's sketch through 
acting. For the big fault of the 
sketch, the finish and near the finish, 
is only saved from a noisy reception 
by any gallery, through Porter White's 
acting. Mr. White must hold his au- 
dience while telling them he has gone 
blind, and regained his sight, all with- 
in a few moments, during which his 
wife has fled from him, with her for- 
mer lover. She only fled after a doc- 
tor told her to. And the doctor only 
told her to after she had Informed 
him her husband was a faker. And 
she only told the doctor her husband 
was a faker after her former lover 
came to take her away. And her 
former lover only came to take her 
away because he thought her husband 
was broke. And her husband would 
have been broke if he had stuck to 
making poetry. But he didn't want 
to go broke, so he struck a graft with 
coin in it. He became a blind beg- 
gar, with his eyes wide open. Those 
are the kind. How Oliver White knew 
that, of course isn't material, but 
these eyes-wide-open blind beggars are 
really very pitiful. It's tough to have 
to take money, with your eyes wide 
open, and not laugh. That's why Si- 
mon Guest (Porter J. White) claimed 
he was a great artist. He was get- 
ting so much coin that way his wife 
detested him. She said he wasn't a 
real man, and being herself a real 
woman, consented to run away with 
her former lover. Dr. Orkus met 
Simon one day, dropping in a ten 
dollar gold piece by mistake. The 
Doc called that evening at the house 
to casually mention his oversight 
and examine the blinu man's eyes. 
Just about this time Simon was mak- 
ing a howl because he knew his wife's 
former lover was in the rooms (for 
the blind man had quite a swell little 
living apartment on Eighth avenue, 
and his wife had grown so used to 
money she kept a roll in the drawer 
of the sideboard). The Doc either 
told Simon there was or there was no 
hope. One can't remember every- 
thing in a sketch, but when he told 
the wife who squealed upon her hus- 
band that the best thing she could do 
would be to beat it, Simon let loose 
a howl and fell on the sofa. Upon 
turning over, he couldn't see the light, 
but knew that his spouse had vamped 
with the former lover. Then he pray- 
ed that his sight be given back, just 
for one chance to take a shot at that 
fellow, who, if he didn't walk too 
slowly upon leaving the house, would 
have been, by that time, up to High 
Bridge. But Simon didn't shoot, and 
*b he rushed for the door, after his 
Prayer brought his sight back, his 
wife stood there. She said she heard 
him calling, but of course she didn't. 
That was mental telegraphy, showing 
that a former lover isn't in it with a 
m *nd strong enough to know how to 



Adele Oswald. 

Hongs. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

With a repertoire of four wisely 
selected numbers, a wardrobe of pink 
creations that will run second to none, 
a voice both musical and fascinating, 
and an overabundance of so-called 
magnetism and personality, Adele Os- 
wald introduced her new specialty to 
Chicago this week. Chicago accepted 
the introduction with well deserved 
enthusiastic applause. Miss Oswald, 
after singing three numbers that sound 
new and are probably restricted for 
her use only, finished with "Alexan- 
der's Band," a popular rag," as fa- 
miliar to the Majestic going public as 
"Dixie" is to the southerner, but "The 
Lady in Pink," as Miss Oswald is bill- 
ed, sent the "band" over somewhat 
different, and it was a big hit. Miss 
Oswald makes a change for each num- 
ber. She has arranged the wardrobe 
scheme so that each costume outbids 
its predecessor, and the opening mem- 
ber was sure a classic. "In Dear Old 
Sweden," a corking good number of- 
fered without any attempt at dialect 
or comics, probably is the best Miss 
Oswald offers. The melody gives one 
the whistling desire, and the house 
paddled right along with her from be- 
ginning to end. "Twilight" and "Af- 
ter the Honeymoon" are the other two. 
In comparing Miss Oswald with the 
many other efficient single women one 
will have to overlook the dressing, for 
"The Girl in Pink" has without doubt 
the classiest wardrobe ever disclosed 
at the Majestic. Monday evening she 
scored one of the big hits of the show, 
and should repeat everywhere. 

Wynn. 



Leigh ton and Klgin. 

Songs. 

1 1 Mint*. ; Two. 

These girls are clever and have 
framed up an offering that will keep 
them very busy around the small 
time, after which they will have an 
act in shape for the larger houses. 
The girls start with a camera song, 
using the shining mirror effect with 
one of the young girls seated in a 
stage box, while the other plays the 
piano. While the girl is getting from 
the box onto the stage the girl at the 
piano sings a little slang song "Blow 
Your Horn, You're in a Fog" that is 
funny. The two then do a number of 
very original comedy songs, that get 
over in good shape. The act is 
finished with a "rag." The girls are 
certainly there and do a whole lot of 
entertaining the short time they are 
on the stage. Jess. 



get good coin easy. In the early part 
of the piece, "The Beggar" has some 
philosophy mixed up with the other 
things, and it does become interest- 
ing for awhile. But the turn for 
the ending is very bad. Perhaps bad 
enough to keep the act from going 
far on the big time. Mr. White is 
the regular actor in it. Others were 
Harry Stephens, Edward Wenn and 
Adelaide Fairchild. Miss Fairchild 
looked like a distressed wife, but 
whether she acted like one is open 
to debate. 8ime. 



W. B. Patton and Go. (9.) 

"Apple Blossoms*' (Comedy.) 

17 Mlns.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Brighton Theatre. 

Though this sketch has pathetic 
bits, it comes under the heading of 
comedy, as billed. In a very pretty 
apple tree setting, three rural charac- 
ters are introduced into a story that 
is pretty, but light. There is a city 
girl who has lived in this country 
town for a year. As the sketch opens 
she has just completed a course as a 
chambermaid In the village hotel. 
There was a robbery at the hotel. The 
girl was suspected by a mean old 
sheriff, who wants the $60 reward for 
catching the thief. Then there is a 
country doctor with whose mother the 
girl has been living since coming to 
the town. The girl originally came 
to the country on account of the 
health of her sister, who died there. 
The Doc is crazy about the girl. As 
she is about to leave town he pro- 
poses to her. During the scene the 
sheriff enters and tells of catching the 
real thief. There are different bits 
of comedy during the action that 
helps keep up the interest. W. B. Pat- 
ton and Co. have a sketch that Is very 
well handled, and it should get along 
on any bill. Jess. 



Lyric Trio. 

7 Mins.; One. 

Dave Marion's "Dreamlands." 

The Lyric Trio are three boys, who 
sing during a scene in Dave Marlon's 
"Dreamland" burlesque show. They 
employ "Alexander's Rag Time Band." 
From the other two numbers used, 
It is fortunate for them that they do. 
"Alexander" will bring its own en- 
cores, whether used as a song or in- 
strumental piece. The Lyric Trio 
caught a couple with it, rather a low 
percentage nowadays for that number. 
They will do nicely in a small way. 
As an act, the boys should not sing 
any "straight" solos. Bime. 



Hartmau's Dog Theatre. 

IS Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Hippodrome, London. 

Hartman calls this "Inconstant Su- 
zanne," but the mystery will never 
be solved. The set represents a 
foreign village, with at least one very 
offensive feature. It would puzzle a 
Philadelphia lawyer to find which is 
"Suzanne," and a Sherlock Holmes to 
make an intelligent deduction from 
the performance. Hartman should 
make a further study of Merian, and 
if he could get a dog like Barnold's 
"Drunk" the act might have some 
promise. Bayard. 



Ethel Kelly 

Singing and Dancing. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Ethel Kelly is a dainty little girl, 
with a splendid idea of how to handle 
herself in a dancing way. She starts 
with a little audience song, sung in 
a cute manner. After that, she dances 
— with a few announcements as to 
how Ethel Levey danced, and how 
Eva Tanguay could dance, and how 
Bessie McCoy would dance. The frame- 
work of this part is shaky and would 
fall apart on any regular bill. But 
Miss Kelly has the makings. Jess. 



Walter Lewis and Co. (9). 

"The Loan" (Comedy). 

14 Mins.; Three (Interior; Special 

sec/ . 

The company, consisting of two 
nice looking young women, does most 
of the work. Lewis makes up like 
a regular aviator. He appears when 
the act is half over by crashing 
through a skylight into the "bood- 
war" of the girlies (Vassar students), 
who have just arisen from downy cots 
and are preparing their own break- 
fast. Before Lewis drops in, the girls 
chatter away. Soon the audience 
knows that Lillian Travers, in order 
to show her pa a thing or two about 
self reliance and hoeing her own row, 
has borrowed $692.64. Three hun- 
dred has been paid back, but she is 
being hounded for the remainder. 
As Lewis hangs to the ledge, he is 
permitted to drop the remainder of the 
way on the payment of the desired 
amount, for Llllie to square herself 
with the shark. Lewis tells that his 
machine is in the telegraph wires, 
the next minute is talking love to 
Lillle and gossiping next about a 
Vassar girl whose rich daddy is put- 
ting one over on her. Then he learns 
that Lillle Is the girl in question, 
after he has tipped that her father 
Is back of the "loan." Thanks to an 
ad. in the local paper, Billy Adams 
(Lewis) has Lillle take a trip in the 
air which little jaunt will net $300 
to the girl, as a paper reward for her 
nerve. They exit through the broken 
skylight, Billy telling the men to hold 
the machine steady so Lillle can climb 
in. This ending is highly absurd 
and preposterous. It's a good trick 
for Billy and Llllie. The "small time" 
audiences don't seem to mind the in- 
consistency. The trio has a pleas- 
ing stage appearance. The program 
might state what Lewis has done to 
receive all the billing. The idea isn't 
half bad, but the piece needs rewrit- 
ing for better connections. Mark. 



Copeland and Payton. 
"Dining Car Service A La Carta" 
(Comedy). 

21 Mins.; Two (Special Drop; In- 
terior.) 

Just beyond the pale of the "small 
time" atmosphere are Copeland and 
Payton, colored comedians, who vlll 
be heard from some of these days. It's 
a sure bet that the comedy boy is head- 
ed for bigger company. He has all 
the earmarks of a regular entertainer. 
The "straight" works as the head 
waiter in the Pullman diner, where tho 
lanky Payton puts in some good com- 
edy. The act is too long at present, 
but would whiz by if properly dissect- 
ed. That imaginary bit of waiting on 
the passengers is good for a laugh any- 
where. Payton puts over "It's Certain- 
ly Am a Funny World" while Cope- 
land does well with his "Shine" song. 
The men close with "It's Not What 
You Had But What You Have Right 
Now" and get considerable out of it. 
Tho "straight" reminds one of the 
late George Walker. The team is 
really the Williams and Walker of the 
"pop" houses. They have an excellent 
vehicle and should ride to more glory. 

Mark. 
(Continued on page 25.) 



22 



VARIETY 



CHERRY BLOSSOMS 



SOCIAL MAIDS^ 



"The Cherry Blossoms" start off 
like an average burlesque show. The 
pace Increases during the first part. 
Aided by Jack Perry as chief comedian 
and the same Jack Perry as producer, 
"The Cherry Blossoms'" first part im- 
proves as time passes. Although it 
closes in a cheaply drawn and set 
"red-fire" finale ("Valley Forge"), 
the whole leaves a pleasant impres- 
sion, not erased by the oilo which 
follows, either. That is short, quite 
diversified, and a good blending of 
variety acts. 

But the burlesque knocks the 
whole thing skelter. Mr. Perry is re- 
sponsible for that also. Either he has 
not had sufficient time to look after 
the burlesque, or he did the job very 
carelessly. There is really nothing 
to it in comedy, characters, numbers 
or songs. Not even is the redemption 
attempted by a setting. A plain ex- 
terior that could have been set by the 
house scenery is on view. There is 
nothing extravagant about the first 
part setting. But that is an interior, 
and in peeping with the story told 
there. 

Butler, Jacobs, Lowry & Moynihan 
own "The Cherry Blossoms." They 
turned the show over to Mr. Perry 
evidently, but the firm must have 
O. K'd the expense accounts, and 
could have suggested some expendi- 
ture for settings. The landscape sur- 
roundings of the burlesque makes the 
plain dressing of the chorus girls look 
plainer. 

B*ut it may be accepted for granted 
that Mr. Perry, if he solely arranged 
the first part, is capable of giving a 
burlesque that will round off "The 
Blossoms" into a good Western 
Wheel show. To do that, however, he 
will have to discard the Irish charac- 
ter himself, and probably rearrange 
the entire afterpiece, including the 
numbers. The show is carrying six- 
teen neat-looking and willing chorus 
girls, who seem only too ready to work 
if given work to do. 

"The Blossoms" chorus is bright all 
the way through, and animated girls 
don't necessarily have to be hand- 
some. A couple of these "Blossom- 
nettes" have lines to speak in the first 
part. They do it very well. The 
girls' names are Alice Hayes and 
Marie O'Dental. While they are 
merely mentioned because of easy 
identification, several of the others 
share with them the gleams that il- 
lumines from the general good nature 
evidenced in the line. Miss Hayes, 
especially, is a nimble little worker, 
with some magnetism. They did 
"Bonnie Mary" quite well, even if not 
equal to Dave Marlon's show. 

The chorus girls are fairly well 
dressed, with several changes, al- 
though they do wear pink tights for a 
long while in the opening. The cos- 
tumes might better be described as 
flashy rattier than becoming. The best 
was the Indian number led by George 
Payne (who wouldn't look at the au- 
dience while singing). The girls 
made this number bring encores. 

The first part starts off with Harry 
Thome's "An Uptown Flat." It holds 
to that for several moments, then 



runs into other farcical complications, 
the story being continually broken up 
with snappy songs that should have 
had snappy work with them. The 
opener runs about fifty minutes, and 
is a fast performance, with many 
laughs, mostly begotten by Mr. Perry 
in the role of a tramp. Some "Rube" 
characters, with the principal among 
them Mr. Payne, did an enjoyable 
moment. Frank Dobson, for the time 
he was on the stage, did not seem 
able to get into the action. Mr. Perry 
carried Mr. Dobson along. 

Mr. Perry also made the big hit of 
the performance In his "City of 
Booze" song, backed by the chorus 
girls. But this song without any 
suggestiveness, gains its whole 
strength from the lyrics. They are 
well put over by Perry. It is a song 
he has been using for some time, al- 
though new verses may have been 
added. 

The entire show is "clean," except- 
ing for a few swear words and the 
familiarity of Mr. Perry with the 
women, although he may have done 
this only because he was at the Eighth 
Avenue. The show deserves all the 
credit possible for keeping as clean 
as it did at that house. 

Perry, as the tramp, gets good fun, 
without slapstick. It is his character, 
more surely so than the Irishman. But 
just the reverse is the case with 
Charles Crolius. He was lost in the 
first part, as the henpecked husband, 
but took what little honor there was 
in the burlesque, playing an Irishman 
opposite to Perry. 

Among the women, there is no 
question. Ethel Hall grabs all of 
the show from the female contin- 
gent. She can sing a little, can 
kick better than that, and has good 
looks, beside several dresses to show 
her looks off in. Miss Hall was a 
\ery pretty picture while singing 
"Honey Love." Her short gown was 
extremely becoming, even if a hole 
did show in the seam of her silk 
stocking on the right leg. The most 
of Miss Hall's clothes were worn in 
the first part. Lillian Perry is an- 
other principal, passing along with- 
out attracting attention, until she did 
an olio act with Miss Hall. The girls 
opened the vaudeville division, mak- 
ing the mistake of singing "After the 
Honeymoon," a song which should be 
withdrawn for no other reason than 
the lyric writer fell into the error of 
turning out unsympathetic verse. 
They did very well with "Mysterious 
Rag," although the burlesque orches- 
tras around New York might go into 
rehearsal for this selection. In the 
olio act, as in the number with Mr. 
Perry ("Go Home and Tell Your 
Mother"), Miss Hall displays her 
dancing-kicking prowess, and she 
can kick, but makes it too much of 
an effort. She should take her kicks 
more easily until the season brings 
her into form. 

Another principal is Catherine L. 
Crolius, who gains distinction by at- 
tempting high-note singing for the 
first part finale. Miss Crolius should 
limit this to the descriptive matter 
(Continued on page 26.) 



"The Social Maids" is the second 
of the Hurtig & Seamon shows about 
the Metropolis. 

The piece used by "The Maids" is 
a two-act affair, without an olio. The 
opening set shows an ordinary ex- 
terior, but at least bright and new 
looking. The second act goes far 
ahead of the first, revealing an excel- 
lent shipboard set that has a bright 
snappy appearance. 

The Hurtig & Seamon weakness, 
judging from the first two shows 
across the line, is going to be num- 
bers. Dan Dody put on the numbers 
for the "Social Maids." While Dan 
baa done very well, still the numbers 
lack strength, principally through se- 
lection and also in quantity. The 
girls are not on the stage often 
enough. There are too many num- 
bers in which the chorus is not con- 
cerned at all, and there are stretches 
of fifteen and twenty minutes where 
they do not show at all. 

The twenty choristers are a good 
looking bunch, wearing their many 
natty costumes In capital style. Fol- 
lowing the idea of "The Happyland" 
show, the chorus has been dressed to 
the ground, each costume carrying 
shoes and hats to match. The pret- 
tiest effect comes in the opening of 
the burlesque, with the girls in dark 
blue and white. Against the pretty 
set the picture is as nifty as one will 
probably see this season. A cowboy 
number looms up as the second stage 
picture. This was also about the 
liveliest number of the show and went 
over well, although not nearly as well 
as it would have, had not George Stone 
decided that Fred Stone's lariat dance 
was to be accomplished, without a 
deal of rehearsing. Mr. Stone didn't 
get far with the attempt. There were 
other pretty numbers that scored, but 
too many wU'iout the chorus. "Beau- 
tiful Isle of Love" led by Jenie Aus- 
tin, was made a big hit through the 
efforts of the Electric City Four. The 
bass of the quartet caught the house 
with a calliope note or two. They 
called them back three or four times 
just to hear the deep sea tones. 
"Jinx," led by Luella Temple, there 
was no reason for at all. 

Had the girls worked in one or 
two of the numbers that now get 
nothing they should become hits. 
"Good Night, Mr. Moon," was one of 
these, and with the facilities at hand 
for operating a search light from the 
ship, a corking number could have re- 
sulted. Seven chorus men, including 
the quartet, help the singing, which, 
at times, reaches a high mark. 

The comedy just about carries an 
even scale now. As the season pro- 
gresses and the comedians grow ac- 
customed to working together, this 
department should brace up in the 
natural order of things and become 
strong. There are very few bits in- 
volved, much of the comedy coming 
from a rather well written book, 
which follows a course consistenly, 
and does not depend upon any one 
individual. The show carries two 
good dancing comedians who get more 
laughs with their feet than with the 
lines or business. The book and pieces 



seem familiar. If it is an old bur- 
lesque or musical comedy rehashed, it 
has been well done. A paste brush 
incident in the opening piece is now 
about the one bit of the old slap stick 
variety introduced. This is not car- 
ried far. The show is wholly clean 
and without an objectionable feature. 
Mr. Stone and Miss Austin are fea- 
tured. Neither are forced down the au- 
dience's throat, although there are a 
couple of times when Stone does not 
let anyone overlook the fact that he 
is the principal comedian. Stone is 
a good comedian with his feet. The 
program labels him as the late star 
of "The Wizard of Oz." It is readily 
seen that Fred Stone is the goal aim- 
ed at. Mr. Stone has several tricks 
with the feet that Fred made famous. 
He is a good man for the show, work- 
ing hard and breaking into his eccen- 
tric dancing at several points, which 
pull the situations through and al- 
ways gets him away well, even though 
his comedy efforts fail. Frank Hayes 
works through the entire show oppo- 
site Stone. Hayes is also a good 
dancer and gets into the fray in a 
willing manner, holding up his end 
with the star. Hayes seems a bit un- 
certain of himself. He will develop. 
Wilbur Dobbs in a "Dutch" role 
shares equally with Stone and Hayes 
in corraling laughs. It is probably 
not saying too much to give Dobbs 
the credit for securing more laughs 
than either of the others. He is a 
first rate "Dutchman," of a different 
type than the usual burlesque come- 
dian, both in make up and style of 
working. Jimmy Conners does well 
in a straight role, unveiling a good 
singing voice in one number. As 
a Spaniard, Conners is passable. Max 
Abbott, of the quartet, is a poor Eng- 
lishman, but has little to do and may 
be forgiven. 

Miss Austin is the soubret. Jennie 
has improved since last season. Now 
that she is working with a couple of 
dancers. Miss Austin may pick up 
something from them which will place 
her very near the top of her line. 
She is singing better than ever be- 
fore, besides looking pretty, chic and 
attractive. She wears several gowns, 
all cut entirely off the shoulders. 
Some were worn by her last season. 
She looks well in all. Miss Austin 
is an attraction with a burlesque 
show without a doubt. Now that 
she has given up posing to some ex- 
tent, and is in a fair way to unbend 
in other ways, she should advance. 

Anna Suits is the prima donna. A 
fair voice and good looks make Miss 
Suits desirable. Some extremely 
pretty gowns hold her up in the dress- 
ing department, although pink shoes 
and stockings, worn with all but the 
last gown, should have been changed 
more often. A couple of the gowns 
are spoiled through it. 

Miss Temple and Henrietta Pillard 
are together most of the time, and fit 
into the proceedings nicely. Both 
girls look and dress well. Miss Tem- 
ple is a lively little girl, always work- 
ing, while Miss Pillard does some- 
thing in dancing, being of the long, 
loose Bessie McCoy type. 

Dash. 



VARIETY 



n 



MARION'S DREAMLANDS 



GIRLS FROM MISSOURI 



Dave Marion was a star on the 
Western Burlesque Wheel; he Is a star 
on the Eastern Circuit, where Mr. 
Marlon and his "Dreamlands" are 
now appearing. Last week the show 
opened Its first Eastern Wheel sea- 
son at the newly named Oayety (for- 
merly Waldman's) Newark. 

Among the producers who have 
pushed burlesque ahead, Mr. Marion 
takes his place with the leaders. 
Others have specialized in some par- 
ticular part or parts of the produc- 
tion, Mr. Marlon has covered it all, 
and has his own self to furnish a 
brand of comedy no one in burlesque 
can duplicate. 

It may be said again of Mr. Marion, 
as it has been remarked before, that 
were he to appear in a Broadway 
show, there would be no "$2 come- 
dian" now playing with anything on 
him. At the Oayety, Thursday af- 
ternoon of last week, one bit of com- 
edy business Mr. Marlon had with a 
policeman and a quartet, held up the 
show, the audience applauding until 
Mr. Marion quieted them with a 
speech. Previously Mr. Marion had 
brought the usual, If not more, laughs 
with his "Snuffy, the Cabman." 

"The Dreamlands' " new show, in 
two acts and no olio, 1b "Stageland." 
Mr. Marion, wrote and staged every- 
thing in it excepting "El Capitaine," 
Two or three numbers from former 
Marion productions have been revived 
for the Eastern Wheel houses. One 
is "More, More, More," sung by Mr. 
Marion. Another was "Bonny Mary," 
a Scotch number led by Elsie Leslie, 
with the chorus securing a corking 
effect in their costumes under the 
spotlight. "El Capitaine" as a num- 
ber was inserted, but is useless un- 
less utilized for a march. About 
the only other slight faults in the 
show is the lack of good individual 
voices among principals or chorus, al- 
though the volume and concerted 
singing will rank with any burlesque 
can put forward, and also the inability 
of the six "ponies" to take care of 
the dancing as they should. 

In settings, the show is very lib- 
eral. There are three scenes in the 
first act, the first a steamship wharf, 
with gang-planks running from the 
boat to the stage. The little stage 
space at the Oayety cramped this 
scene. The finale is about the best 
rain effect shown, with a boat sailing 
down the harbor, in the perspective. It 
is only of a minute's duration, but 
gives the first act a strong finish. 

The second set, a New York the- 
atre's stage, is elaborate and pretty. 
Here the story, Interrupted in the first 
act by Mr. Marion's comedy moments, 
gets a strong hold again, without fal- 
tering, even up to tne last line, a 
funny curtain speech by Mr. Marlon 
bearing upon the story. 

The plot is of an English troupe 
of actors, brought over to play "Whit- 
tington's Cat." The manager of the 
troupe becomes financially embar- 
rased, and is further hampered 
through having the leading man at- 
tempt to steal his company away. This 
leads to some melodramatlcs at the 
opening of the show, quite good by 



contrast, and they are indulged in 
throughout. The final effort to break 
up the performance is when the lead- 
ing man and an accomplice desert, 
taking seats in stage boxes to break 
up "Whittington's Cat," which com- 
mences in the second act, with Mr. 
Marion and James X. Francis (the 
manager) appearing as substitutes in 
the principal roles. This brings a 
playlet within a play, and keeps the 
fun going right to' the close. Four 
roles were taken by Mr. Marion. It 
is likely that one, an Englishman in 
the "London Town" number will be 
delegated to someone else. The num- 
ber is not Important enough for Mr. 
Marion. Nor were the "ponies" cap- 
able of holding their end up in the 
big swinging closing of the first part 
opening ensemble. They may be 
shifted further down, to back up a 
single number leader. 

The "Emigration" is a sort of liv- 
ing illustrated song, very good In its 
staging, and finished by Mr. Marion 
making a recitative appeal to Ireland, 
just a trifle too long. It is one of 
his ever there "Life" pictures, and 
Mr. Marion must be credited with be- 
ing quite a student of realism. That 
is where his strong comedy is de- 
rived from. 

In costuming the eighteen or twen- 
ty girls, "The Dreamlands," if they 
are beaten, will break the producer 
who gets that honor. 

One of these girls, Lillian Allen, wore 
her. dresses particularly well, and 
looked good throughout the perform- 
ance, having a small part as a show 
girl. Eva Bryan, also with a small 
part, a slangy chorus girl, made it 
loom up very big in the wharf scene. 

Besides Mr. Marion, as the chief 
comedian (and competent to carry the 
whole burden) was Harry Sheppell, in 
several characters. He was a good 
assistant, scoring well in his work and 
numbers. Mildred Oilmore was a 
trifle shrill in her speaking voice, but 
otherwise passed nicely. Agnes Beh- 
ler, the principal woman, played her 
roles quietly, while dressing often and 
splendidly, always in good taste. Inez 
De Verdier is a good looking blond, 
and handled one song very well. She 
also batted a homer by speaking a 
long string of Swedish at one time. 

Of the men Mr. Francis and John 
Roland, both tall, played well, hav- 
ing serious roles. Mr. Roland was 
especially noticeable as the "straight" 
(policeman), in that big funny bit. 

A "Rose" song, sung by Mr. Manne 
from the box, did not get over very 
hard. It may have been his voice or 
the narrow auditorium. The pret- 
tiest song is "Moon, We Sing to 
Thee," with a very melodious melody. 
The Lyric Trio (New Acts) was the 
only approach to a specialty, and they 
sang "Alexander." 

Dave Marlon and his "Dreamlands" 
are big contenders for the Eastern 
Wheel's first prize. If they don't get 
it, the show that does will know it 
has been in a race. For all around 
good and clean entertainment, with 
everything necessary on the side, bur- 
lesque must go a whole lot to beat 
"The Dreamlanders." Simr. 



Bobby Harrington is the boy who 
will have to get any credit coming to 
the "Show Me" outfit. Mr. Harring- 
ton is one of the principals, but it is 
not through this that he wins laurels, 
but from the staging of the numbers. 
For fast-moving, lively numbers, this 
outfit takes the prize package up to 
date. It may have been that Mr. Har- 
rington had better material to work 
with in the matter of chorus girls 
than the others seen, but this is not 
likely. 

The "Missouri" chorus work as 

though someone had Impressed upon 
them that the success of a number 
meant ginger. The producer has not 
been so fortunate in the matter of 
costuming, which figures largely in 
the success of numbers. The selec- 
tion of numbers has not been of the 
best with all. There are so many 
new tuneful melodies about that it is 
never good form to use a number two 
seasons. Several are very familiar. 
Some go back a long way beyond a 
second season. 

"I Fall For Every Girl I Meet" and 
"Peaches" carried away the honors 
in the first part. Both have been well 
staged, and get what is coming to 
them. A too-often use of the spot is 
the one fault with all the numbers. 
"Valley Forge," a sort of a march 
arrangement, and "Boogie Man," an 
old one, stacked up well in the bur- 
lesque. "Those Eyes" sung by Eva 
Mull and Mr. Harrington, was easily 
the prize musical bit of the evening. 
It carries a pretty melody, a catchy 
lyric, and was exceptionally well put 
over. 

Scenlcally and costumeically, the 
bhow does not rank in the modern-day 
burlesque category. The girls have 
several changes; one or two are 
pretty, but none are new-looking. The 
young women really deserve a better 
outfit, and they could make good 
clothes look their worth. Tile two 
sets amount to very little. The in- 
terior of the opening piece is a very 
worn tired-looking affair. The exte- 
rior of the burlesque does much bet- 
ter, and is almost extravagant by com- 
parison. 

The comedy is hither and thither. 
It is and it is not. The best bit comes 
right off the bat with the opening of 
the show. The chorus, playing a 
chorus, have come to a photograph- 
er's to be snapped. The various dis- 
putes arising between the members 
as to who shall be the center of at- 
traction interfering with the photo- 
grapher's work becomes genuinely 
funny and gets away from hackneyed 
lines. Several other bits are old and 
time-honored relics. The Mclntyre 
and Heath "whole shirt to your 
back," "The Henpeck's," "Burying 
me in Helena" and many more along 
the same lines strike In without 
achieving any fame for the show or 
the comedians. 

The comedy does more to place the 
show in the old-style burlesque type 
than anything else. There is very lit- 
tle slap stick, and with the exception 



of a remark or two that carry a 
double meaning, the show is abso- 
lutely clean. It is without an olio. 
An act or two would not do any harm. 
The performance runs until very little 
after 10.30. A good vaudeville num- 
ber or two would be welcomed. 

The show is a two-act piece, with 
as little plot as usual. Thomas T. 
Railey wrote it. Thomas has not done 
a job of any special merit. It is like 
the comedy, going hither and thither. 

Miss Mull gets billing of equal size 
with the show. While she is a nice, 
pleasing soubret, Miss Mull is not able 
to live up to the big type she is car- 
rying on the program. A lively little 
girl with good looks and magnetism, 
Miss Mull would make a corking sou- 
bret for any show, but she will have 
to do a great deal more than at pres- 
ent to live up to the billing. Her 
wardrobe does not begin to compare • 
with that shown by several of the 
women already seen this season hi bur- 
lesque. She makes three or four 
changes, but none are elaborate. They 
are of the simple style that look well, 
but do not impress. In the burlesque 
she wears one very simple and not 
over-neat-looking frock through al- 
most the entire piece. Miss Mull 
should not wear men's clothes at any 
time. She could lead Oeorge Lash- 
wood's "Twilight" song just as well 
in dresses, and would carry it off 
much better. 

There are but two other women 
principals. Neither has much to do. 
Mildred Cecil leads a couple of num- 
bers, handling them very well, and 
Miss Cecil looks so good she should 
be burdened with more work that 
would allow her to wear clothes, 
for Mildred is there in the looks de- 
partment, carrying class in her ap- 
pearance. Marie Parks also takes a 
small role well. Marie sings once or 
twice. She sings inwardly. Her voice 
did not carry over half the house. 
What was heard of It sounded real 
good. Marie made her best bid for 
looks in tights. 

Four men complete the cast. They 
have not been well chosen. Herbert 
Terry and Mr. Harrington are too 
nearly alike in methods to be to- 
gether. Both boys look well and play 
"straight" roles very well, but there 
is no need for two. Mr. Harrington 
works hard, and the choristers seem- 
ingly take much of their ginger from 
him. Mr. Terry is a light comedian, 
capable of handling flip talk easily, 
but has little opportunity to show his 
real worth. 

Frank P. Murphy and Fred Russell 
are the comedians, the former an old- 
time Irishman and the latter the con- 
ventional Hebrew. They work well 
together, and get some fun out of the 
proceedings. Live comedy, however, 
is lacking. 

"The Glrls»from Missouri" is a fair 
entertainment, and from a casual ob- 
servation, will only be that at the 
end of the season. The (Brooklyn) 
Casino management thought well 
enough of it without an added fea- 
ture, which it needs, while they are 
billing two extra features for "The 
Americans" next week. Dash. 



*4 



VARIETY 



MORRISON'S 

(Rockaway Beach). 

The Critic had a holiday. It's hard 
for a Critic to get a holiday. It 
wouldn't have happened In this case, 
but the Critic not having been down 
to see Patsy Morrison for some three 
years was not wise to the varioub new, 
shorter and cheaper routes Installed 
since then. The result was the miss- 
ing of his cue and a late arrival on 
the matinee scene, necessitating re- 
maining over for the evening show. 
It was a bargain matinee, and the 
house was filled to overflowing. There 
was not a seat in the auditorium when 
the Critic arrived. 

But Patsy was there, and acting in 

the capacity of host, made room 

against the receiving board at the 

back of the house. Not caring to see 

the show more than two or three 
times, the Critic decided to go back 
stage and see how a star acted in his 
dressing room. Patsy seized the 
Critic by the arm as he was making 
his way out, warning him that he 
would not be permitted behind un- 
less an O. K. was received from Patsy 
himself. This impressed the Critic 
and with his card O. K.'d, he made 
for the back of the theatre, making 
a mental note that a man with Patsy's 
manners must certainly have a first 
class vaudeville theatre. 

Expecting a harsh "What do you 
want here?" he nervously opened 
the stage door, and looked about, but 
there was no word of challenge. 

The actors looked askance, their 
expressions plainly said, "Is this an- 
other solicitor?" 

The big St. Bernard dog used in 
the Jane Courthope and Co. act be- 
came friendly and sneaked over to 
have his nose rubbed. His kid mas- 
ter with a natural healthy boyish ring 
to his voice, was heard to express his 
contempt for a boy who was stopping 
at his house who wanted to sit in 
doors and play with paper dolls. He 
just tapped the boy on the nose play- 
fully to see if he would fight, but 
there was nothing doing. The Critic 
agreed with him and decided that a 
boy with those sentiments wouldn't 
be connected with anything but a 
good act. 

Ad Newberger was the next to greet 
the Critic and introduce his juvenile 
prodigies, Felix and Caire. Little Miss 
Caire looking somewhat thinner but 
still retaining her pretty face and be- 
witching smile admitted to being fully 
recovered from her recent operation. 
Felix is a man now, and doing a man's 
work in the act, the Critic later as- 
certained. 

A gilded star pasted on the side of 
dressing room 2, saught the Critic's 
eye, and he slipped inside. Harry 
Fox looked up from his table and 
probably from force of habit, mo- 
tioned to the next dressing room. 
The Critic surmised that Harry 
meant; "Don't say anything you 
wouldn't before your mother, my little 
girls (Mlllership Sisters) are in 
there." After the pantomime Harry 
came to the front with an invitation 
to dinner. It was indeed a holiday 



HAMMERSTEIN'S ROOF 

Though the bill was more suited to 
the roof than many that have gone 
before, it was a long drawn out affair 
Monday night. Four of the acts were 
of a "white top" atmosphere, wnlle 
the remainder of the program was In- 
terspersed with pantomime, singing, 
dancing and instrumental music. 

With comparatively no new talent 
on the bill, the business sagged Mon- 
day night. It was a sort of a half- 
audience night anyway. The first part 
of the entertainment was well nigh 
over before the roof was comfortably 
filled, and when Howard and Howard 
had finished around eleven bells, half 
of the bunch took the drops to the 
street. 

But the half that stuck from start 
to finish were at times quite demon- 
strative. La Belle Amita and Paul, 
with their ring acrobatics, were the 
first to show. They worked hard and 
did well despite the early handicap. 
Alfredo (New Acts) proved a surprise 
and should have been given a better 
position. Hugh Lloyd with his snap- 
py work on the bounding rope got 
away nicely. 

Louis Stone danced rightside up and 
upside down with pleasing results, 
though Louie might shorten his open- 
ing routine to advantage. The Coccia- 
Amato pantomime, "The Apple Of 
Paris," a typical roof offering, was 
splendidly received. The pantoml- 
mist8 labored at some disadvantage on 
account of the small stage, but put 
over their dancing in good shape. 

Tempest and Sunshine, aided and 
abetted by a hand-clapping delegation 
from Boosterville, got more attention 
than they deserved on the roof as 
their voices could not be heard by 
the greater part of the audience. Their 
dancing scored. 

Bert Levy landed big all the way 
with his "artographs" and the roof- 
ers enjoyed his work. Aida Overton 
Walker, assisted by Bobby Kemp and 
a lively dancing coterie of colored 
women, sang and danced entertain- 
ingly. Bobby was at home on the 
roof and he made himself heard with- 
out any trouble. Williams and Donn 
pleased with their musical act, fol- 
lowing the intermission. 

All bets were declared off when 
Howard and Howard started. There 
was nothing left of the field, and the 
favorites had the tracK to themselves. 

"Consul" found favor, despite his 
recent visit to the roof. Though the 
people were walking out, Stepp, Men- 
linger and King came on and slammed 
over a hit. The Lambert brothers with 
their physical culture display closed 
the show. Mark. 



for the Critic, and the whole show 
began to look good. 

Slipping out for a bit of air, the 
Critic got a glimpse of a trim little 
figure in a charming bathing suit 
making as if for the door. He held 
his breath wondering what the sight- 
seers would say when they saw this 
vision loom up* on the sands. False 
alarm. It was Minthorne Worthley, 
of Minthorne and Abbot Worthley, 
going in to make a change. Still look- 
ing where the vision disappeared, the 



ORPHEUM 

The Orpheum opened its '11-' 12 
season without a single act that is not 
now a standard number in vaudeville. 
The only thing new about the pro- 
gram was the program itself, a hand- 
some piece of color work. 

The Kratons appeared before a 
house about half full, but what the 
audience lacked in numbers they 
made up in politeness and apprecia- 
tion. Few came late and all remained 
for the pictures. It was withal, a re- 
spectable family attendance such as 
one is told in the comic papers to ex- 
pect to encounter in Brooklyn. 

The Courtney Sisters received their 
usual allotment of commendatory en- 
thusiasm, especially for the finishing 
song "You're Oone-a Wish You Had 
Me Back." McConnell and Simpson, 
with "A Stormy Hour," got a lot out 
of the comedy end of it, but floun- 
dered about with the pathetic bit. 
Barry and Wolford's topical songs 
and stories with their "Auld Lang 
Syne" finish, couldn't fall down on 
any bill. It is one of those sure-fire 
acts that can be placed in any position 
in any show. 

Amelia Bingham with her "Big 
Moments From Great Plays" (first 
time here) brings to mind how styles 
change even in leading women. Only 
a very few years ago all the leading 
emotional actresses were large in phy- 
sique. Today the trend is in exactly 
the other direction. Miss Bingham's 
company might readily be improved. 
The Great Lester opened the second 
half with his ventriloqual act and did 
well. For Brooklyn it is perhaps wiser 
for him to omit all reference to his 
predilection to shine at all times as 
a "ladies' man." As before remarked 
the Orpheum Monday night appeared 
to be infested by a respectable family 
crowd. Sam Chip and Mary Marble 
have a couple of new songs for "In 
Old Edam," which, while not im- 
proving the dainty sketch, did not 
injure it any. 

Jack Wilson has almost entirely 
new patter and parodies, not up to 
the usual Wilson standard. In his fe- 
male attire he sang but three paro- 
dies whereas his hearers usually 
clamor for many more. The singing 
of Franklin Batie and the excellent 
"feeding" of both Batie and Miss 
Lane were even more marked than 
usual. Jack did twenty-two minutes. 
His turn usually runs as long as thir- 
ty-five. 

The Flying Martins did their speedy 
trapeze work for the final number on 
the bill, preceding the pictures. To 
regular vaudeville patrons the show 
suffered from absence of new acts. 

Jolo. 



Critic stumbled over "Dinklespiels 
Christmas Tree," and laughed. 

Broiled blue fish headlined at 
dinner and made good. It was recom- 
mended to the Mlllership Sisters wno 
waited for theirs until it was time to 
go to work, so they didn't get any 
until midnight. The service to young 
ladies is not as good as to young men 
(They have waitresses at that hotel). 
After coffee and cigars the Critic de- 
cided to see the show, and he did. 

Dash. 



A GENTLEMAN OF LEISURE. 

"A Gentleman of Leisure" contains 
about as much plot as Is to be found 
in an average successful vaudeville 
sketch. Condensed it would be a 
"ripper." 

Yet In spite of the scarcity of plot, 
it should prove, in Its elaborated form, 
one of the season's moneymakers. 
This Is due, for the most part, to the 
surprising popularity of the star, 
Douglas Fairbanks, who, with a breezy 
personality and an infectious smile, is 
making stupendous strides toward the 
money-making pinnacle which will es- 
tablish him as "a matinee idol." He 
has youth, good looks, an excellent 
tailor, a not over-abundance of talent 
— but yet enough — and a commend- 
able amount of self assurance, which 
gives his performance In the piece an 
appearance of naturalness. 

The plot revolves around a wager 
made at a late supper that Mr. Pitt 
(Mr. Fairbanks) could not really and 
truly burglarize a house of his own 
selection. Pitt's guests depart. He 
is about to retire when he encounters 
a genuine thief in his own apartment. 
After a struggle the trespasser is best- 
ed. Instead of handing him over to 
the authorities, Pitt decides to take 
him along — that very night — to help 
win the wager. 

The residence selected happens to 
be the one occupied by a young wo- 
man Pitt saw on an ocean steamer, 
but never met. She is the daughter 
of a deputy police commissioner. 

Of course, they stumble against the 
girl, and equally, of course, it all 
comes out right at the end of the 
fourth act. But in the unraveling 
there is a deal of comedy and some 
melodrama. The main fault with the 
piece Is that it sags woefully at times, 
particularly when the three male prin- 
cipals are not in view. The other 
characters are all conventionally 
drawn and poorly played. 

The burglar — the genuine one — is 
portrayed by Elmer Booth. It is a 
good piece of work, but if Bert Leslie 
was turned loose in that part, the 
audience would forget all about the 
star. 

George Fawcett plays the police 
commissioner, a grafter who gets his 
"bit" from the thieves, but who is 
now rich and doesn't want his daugh- 
ters to know that he didn't get his 
wealth honestly. He gives a care- 
ful, intelligent and artistic piece of 
characterizing. 

Stripped of this trio it is not diffi- 
cult to imagine what would happen to 
the extremely far-fetched and alto- 
gether improbable comedy. But there 
they are, and when the business is ca- 
pacity, and the audience laughs con- 
tinually, demanding numerous cur- 
tains, and as the three excellent per- 
formers are in evidence nearly all the 
time, and there Is a large advance 
sale, it ceases to be a speculation. It 
seems a certainty that "A Gentleman 
of Leisure" is a success. That being 
so, nothing else matters. Jolo. 



William S. Hennessey took tlio 
steamer for Norfolk last week in an 
effort to rid himself of an aggravating 
attack of hay fever. When he arrived 
there the town was in the throes oi 
a severe frost, the first in many 
moons. 



VARIETY 



25 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

They died In a row Monday evening 
at the Fifth Avenue. At one time it 
looked safe to gamble the moving pic- 
tures would be the star green, but 
the "Pathe Weekly" fell down, too. 
Either Pathe wants to set his clock 
every morning, or give up trying to 
compete with the dailies. 

The show never did get started. 
The only real outburst of applause 
was for Ben N. Deeley's "Common 
Sense" song. One of the usher boys 
clapped his hands so often the poor 
kid, all tired out, was asleep in a 
hallway on the stairs when the show 
ended. 

The acts in the lower part of the 
bill, those that should have injected 
life, couldn't get going with the hand- 
icaps surrounding them. The big- 
gest was the frame up, unavoidable 
through circumstances. A shift was 
made after the matinee. Porter J. 
White and Co. (New Acts) being mov- 
ed from "No. 7" to "No. 3". In a 
sketch Mr. White and Co. held down 
any speed that might have been at- 
tained at this point, and there had 
been none up to then. In the "No. 
7" position were replaced Mr. and Mrs. 
Allison, with their "Minnie From Min- 
nesota." The act couldn't hold up 
the spot, nor help along what good 
work Jones and Deeley, on Just pre- 
viously, had started with Mr. Deeley's 
songs and comedy. Geo. Jones was 
suffering with a hoarsed up throat, 
and could not do himself Justice sing- 
ing. It seemed as though he would 
be fortunate to speak at all by Wed- 
nesday. Salerno (New Acts), Just 
ahead of them, made a good finish. 

The headliner, Emma Carus, came 
along next to closing, with the whole 
show piled on top of her. It was 
too much for Emma, and it was ever 
too much for the new act Miss Carus 
returns to vaudeville with. 

The most spirited number was Will 
Roehm's Athletic Girls, closing the 
show. The turn has been framed up 
prettily, for speed and variation. The 
boxing and wrestling caught the fancy, 
though the wrestling is made unneces- 
sarily rough. It doesn't look well for 
the girls to manhandle each other as 
they do, principally because they are 
girls playing before nice people. Some 
audiences would enjoy It. The box- 
ing is Just the reverse, snappy, full 
of life, with good sparring to edge 
it off. The girl who punches the 
bags did prettily also, and had every- 
one's sympathy on the hot evening, 
standing as she did In a frame, with 
a couple of short border lights stream- 
ing upon her. 

Joe Fanton's Awakening Athletes, 
Tim Cronin (who were "1" and "2") 
and Walter and Qeorgie Lawrence 
("No. 4"), are also under New Acts. 

Si me. 



MANAGER BEERS AT COLUMBIA. 

Cincinnati, Aug. 30. 
Louis Beers, formerly at the Fifth 
Avenue, New York, has been appoint- 
ed manager of B. F. Keith's Columbia, 
this city. Mr. Beers is at present the 
"Superintendent" of the theatre. The 
employees tendered him a banquet 
this week. Regular vaudeville opens 
at the Columbia Sunday. 



BRIGHTON THEATRE. 

Dave Robinson Monday was a 
pretty busy little fellow around eight 
in the evening. Dave's ticket seller 
was off. That made the manager 
Jump in and gather the coin himself 
at the box-office. And anyone who 
passed money over to the manager 
surely got a regular vaudeville show 
for it. It wasn't such a smoothly 
running show but this was due to It 
being too heavy, for it carried many 

feature acts. 

Everything went big after the show 
was started. At eleven Frank Tinney 
walked out before a pretty tired au- 
dience. The betting against the black- 
faced marvel carried big odds. Per- 
haps there has been a bigger "clean 
up" at the Brighton this season but it 
isn't on record. For twenty minutes 
there was one solid laugh at his fool- 
ish talk with Ernest, the boss of the 
orchestra. Tinney was here earlier in 
the season. If the Brooklyn people 
wanted to show they liked him, they 
sure did. 

Lydla Barry was credited with a 
hit second before closing. With the 
aid of a three cornered piano and a 
fellow who played it, Miss Barry 
showed some funny stuff in the sing- 
ing line. Willard Slmms with hard- 
ly a line changed in his old act, 
"Flinder's Furnished Flat" was Just 
made to order for the Brighton au- 
dience. How they did like to see him 
fall into the paste and wall paper. 

Jolly and Wild return with some 
new clothes and also some new talk. 
The act was placed to open the sec- 
ond part, and though a hard spot, 
the three picked the show up In fine 
style. The trio was not allowed to 
go until Ed. Jolly did his burlesque 
recitation. 

Ray Cox was No. 4 and handed out 
some new numbers including a coun- 
try girl and a waitress, both going 
very well. Miss Cox also did a panto- 
mi mpi travesty dance very much alike 
to one that Malcolm Scott, the Eng- 
lish comedian, used a couple of years 
ago. For a finish the comedienne had 
an auto ride, cleverly done. 

The Altus Brothers were the opener 
in the afternoon, but changed places 
with the Musical Hodges (No. 3) at 
night. The two boys handle clubs 
in a way that almost comes up to the 
McBanns, and, in fact, work much 
like that team. One of the boys miss- 
ed a couple of tricks that will be dan- 
dies, when he does them with surety. 
The Musical Hodges slipped into this 
bill. The four will not be in shape 
for big time vaudeville until they stop 
featuring the xylophone and try some- 
thing else. 

Ruby Raymond and Co. danced 
their way into a success In the "No. 
2" spot. Paley Sanders had a Rus- 
sian dancing troupe on at 11.22, to 
close the show. The troupe got away 
big at that. Jess. 



Grace St. Clair and Co. (2). 

Dramatic Sketch. 

20 Mine.; Three (Parlor). 

Grace St. Clair and Co. have a 
sketch they can not place in the av- 
erage house. It is not fitted for the 
consumption of "refined vaudeville." 
If the tale came from a book, it should 
go back from whence It came. If 
it is the thought of a playwright, the 
story might be turned over to an au- 
thor for a novel. It wouldn't read 
badly In a bound volume, but it doesn't 
sound healthy on the stage. The 
sketch opens with two men discussing 
women. One has become a hater of 
them all, since believing he loved and 
was deceived. The other berates him 
for writing a book, in which his views 
are too freely expressed. Saying there 
is some good in all women, the author 
is wagered $100 by the other that 
the first woman who passes the door 
will confirm the statement. The first 
woman who passes the door is a street 
walker. But she didn't pass the door. 
Instead she entered the parlor set, 
and gave the audience some Inside 
information upon the hidden senti- 
ment of a prostitute. Not yet for 
vaudeville. They gave • the stage a 
prostitute in "The Easiest Way," and 
many people called that a great show. 
It was great in daring, and may have 
been great because it got over, hav- 
ing gotten over because of the pros- 
titute. Perhaps there is an appeal In 
these things to those who understand 
them little, but neither the "small 
time" nor the "big time" can afford 
to flaunt the women of the streets be- 
fore the fathers and mothers of the 
children — or the children themselves. 

Sime. 



Robert Fisher Co. 

44 The Man Who Stood HUH" (Comedy). 

20 MJns.; Interior. 

In taking the "pinochle" scene from 
Louis Mann's play, "The Man Who 
Stood Still," Robert Fisher and Co. 
have selected a vehicle for vaudeville 
that surely ought to be successful. At 
present, however, the action of the 
piece is let down at times by the in- 
different work of the principals. That 
may be improved upon. The finish 
especially should be worked up to a 
scream. Now it is Just a mild laugh 
getter. The company selected by 
Mr. Fisher is by no means a bad one, 
but including him, they will all have 
to work a little harder before the 
sketch will be in shape for the big- 
ger time, where it is no doubt head- 
ed for. ,/w*. 



MR. MURDOCH BETTER. 

At the United Booking Offices this 
week, it was said that John J. Mur- 
dock had improved during the past 
few days, and was expected back at 
the offices in about a week. 



Margaret Fuller Co. 
Dramatic Sketch. 
14 Mine.; Interior. 

At this late day Margaret Fuller 
and her company are attempting a 
melodrama in sketch form that would 
shame any of the authors in the habit 
of going to sleep at night, and waking 
with a four-act play under their pil- 
lows. It is a western affair, with a 
mean sheriff and a Mexican dog. Also 
a hero, heroine, and a heroine's 
father. Very exciting affair, at times 
it demands some pathetic acting, tru- 
ly pathetic. Around 14th street it 
was almost as interesting as those 
western pictures with horses and cow- 
boys, who have kind faces. Jess. 



Musical Marines. 

Full Stage (Exterior, Special Drop). 

The Musical Marines are three, two 
men and a girl. They have a special 
drop, and It is a well painted beach 
view, showing a battleship head on 
that looks as though it had grounded 
in the sand. On the stage are two can- 
nons, afterwards becoming xylophones, 
upon which the musicians play differ- 
ent airs, including "The Mocking 
Bird.' ' Any musical act that will at- 
tempt the mocking bird number is 
somewhat behind the date of the pres- 
ent year. Were the Musical Marines to 
show as much enterprise in the selec- 
tions as they have in their setting they 
would become a recognized number on 
the smaller circuits. That the come- 
dian comedes and afterwards plays two 
cornets at one time doesn't help the 
value. Since it is a musical turn, why 
not give the "popular" priced audi- 
ences the popular music they naturally 
would welcome? Still, the Musical 
Marines can slip over within their limi- 
tations. Slme. 



Marie Russell. 

Hongs. 

11 MJns.; One. 

Marie Russell, if new to vaudeville, 
can start in the same class with Belle 
Baker, and a few more of the singers 
now popular, according to the style of 
singing demanded by the public. With 
a better voice than many of her com- 
petitors, including Miss Baker, Miss 
Russell sings a ballad for a start to 
show her voice, and after that, goes 
right to the present day "coon stuff." 
The singer also makes a few changes, 
flashing some creations that are cork- 
ers in the glare of the spot light. There 
is no apparent reason why Miss Rus- 
sell cannot go right out and get them 
on the "big time" as long as the 
others are doing it. Jess. 



Venezuelan Troubadors (4) 
12 MJns.; Two (Interior). 

Although the Marimba Band beat 
these four natives of Venezuela to the 
Fourteenth Street stage nooks, the 
latter is tacking up a big hit never- 
theless. When the Band toured the 
downtown district, it played only the 
classical stuff and proved an attrac- 
tion. The Troubadors, after hitting 
the marimba (a long, freakish look- 
ing instrument which the Quatemala 
Indians play from morning until 
night) for two of the highbrow se- 
lections, put over "Honey Put Your 
Arms Around Me" and "Stop, Stop, 
Stop" (rag), which struck the Four- 
teenth Streeters right. The marimba 
they use has wooden resonanters, 
which send forth a strong, clear ring 
after each tap of the sticks. Marimba 
music is delightful to the ear. When 
played either by the Band or Trouba- 
dors it Is worth hearing. Mark. 



The Dodges. 

Singing and Dancing. 

10 MIiin.; One. 

This act is the regulation girl and 
boy singing and dancing affair. The 
fellow has a pleasing manner in do- 
ing the new "rag" stuff. Both ar<* 
good dancers;. The girl attempts a 
comedy song, hut fulls down with a 
bump. Jess. 



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PARIS. 



NEW YORK. 



HAMMER8TEIN8 
Carter De Haven 
Bert Leslie A Co. 
Bernard A Weaton 
Lyons A Toaco 
Smith A Campbell 
O'Brien, Havel A Co. 
Lottie Ollaon 
Howard 
Abble Mitchell 
Kauffman Bros. 
Gordon Broa a 

Kangaroo 
Foley Broa. 
Flying Henrya 
Clark A Grace 

FIFTH AVENUE 
4 Mortona 
Charlotte Parry & 

Co. 
Mack A Orth 
Cross A Josephine 
Reynolds A Donegan 
Wentworth. Vesta A 

Teddy 
King Brothera 
(Two to nil) 

FOLIE0 BBRGERE 
-Zaretsky Troupe 
Foogere 
Lillian Herleln 
Revue ("Hello 
Parts") 

MORRISON'S 

(Rockaway) 

"The Apple of 
Parle" 

Florine Ruasell 

Sully Family 

Edna Luby 

Ed Hayea A Co 
(Maybe) 

Karno'a Co. (May- 
be) 

New Theatre (May- 
be) 

BRONX 
Frank Keenen A Co 
Fanny Rice 
Howard A Howard 
Mack A Orth 
Grant A Hoag 
Aurora. Troupe 
Hermany'a Cats A 

Dogs 
Louis Stone 

GRBBNPOINT 

"Romance of the 
Underworld" 

McConnell A Simp- 
son 



Ashley A Lee 
Charles F 8eamon 
Sayton Trio 
Harvey-Devora Trio 
Bert Melrose 

NEW BRIGHTON 
"La Soiambullst" 
Fox A Mlllershlp 

8 latere 
Kate Bllnore A 

Sam Williams 
Caesar Rlvoll 
Barnea A Crawford 
Dunedln Troupe 
lx>ney Haskell 
Abbott a White 
The Rials 
Queenle A May 

Donegan 

COLONIAL 

Amelia Bingham A 

Co 
Chip A Marble 
Lester 
Stepp, Mehltnger a 

King 
Barry a Wolford 
Salerno 

Flying Martina 
Musical Fredericks 
Cooper a Robinson 

ALHAMBRA 

Princess Rajah 
Charles Rlchman & 

Co 
Jack Wilson Trio 
Great Lester 
Rossow Midgets 
Mlddleton a Spell- 

meyer 
Fred Watson 
The Kratons 

ORPHEUM 
"Bverywlfe" 
Charlea L Fletcher 

a Co 

Clarice Vance 

Chadwlck Trio 

Victoria Four 

Neff a Starr 

Sataudas 

OUle Toung a April 

Avery a Hart 

HENDERSON'S 

Richard Crollus a 

Co 
Mullen a Coogan 
Rita Gould 
Allene a Monk 
Dan Malay 
(4 to nil) 



ATLANTA. 

FORSTTHE Nevlna a Erwood 

Geo B Reno a Co The Grasers 

Stuart Barnea Hathaway'a Mon- 

Kate Watson keys 
Geo Harcourt A Co 



ATLANTIC CITY. 

YOUNG'S PIER 
Basel Johnson 
Leigh tner a Batea 
Kessler A White 
Julie Heme A Co. 
(In new sketch, 



"The Smuggler"). 
Marron a Helna 
Madden a Fltspat- 

rtck 
"Ten Dark Nights" 
(Two to nil) 



BALTIMORE, MD. 



MARYLAND 
Montgomery a 

Moore 
Frank Tlnney 
"Vassar Girls" 



"The Hold Up" 
Norton a Maple 
S Ek ardos 
Ioleen Sisters 
Majestic Trio 



BOSTON. 



KEITH'S 
"Paris By Night" 
Bell Family 
Mrs Gene Hughes A 

Co 
Walter a Georgia 

Lawrence 



Frey Twins 
Leo Carrlllo 
Ruby Raymond A 

Co 
Marie Fenton 
La Toy Brothers 



BRIDGEPORT. 

POLI'8 Great Santell A Co. 

Alda Overton Helm Children 

Walker A Co. Billy K. Wells 

Ellis A McKenna Boll A Carron 
The Langdona 

BUFFALO. 



SHEA'S 

Roes A Fenton 
Ethel Green 
Felix a Barry Girls 
Mareena a Pronskl 



Bert Fltaglbbon 
Hlckey's Circus 
Moore a Haager 
Patty a Desperado 



CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. 



MAJESTIC 
Zamora Family 
Orpheus Comedy 
Four 



Cohen a Young 
Belmont a Earl 
Alberta 



CHICAGO. 



MAJESTIC 
Mabel Hlte 
"Top World" 

Dancers 
Mabel Adams a Co 
Raymond A Caverly 
Ethel McDonough 
Gordon Eldrld A Co. 
Zara-Carmen Trio 



Leon Rogee 
Tuscana Bros. 

8AN SOUCI PARK 
Davis A Walker 
Lane A 0'Donn»M 
Gerrnars Models 
Apdale's Animals 
Delmae A Delmar 



CINCINNATI. 



COLUMBIA 

(Opening Sept. S) 
Lolo 

"Son of Soloman" 
Mary Norman 
Raymond. Burton A 
Bain 



Chick Sale 
Newbold A Grlbben 
Bottomley Troupe 
Robert De Mont 
Trio 



CLEVELAND. 

HIPPODROMB Old Soldier Fld- 

"Honor Among dlers 

Thlevea" Diamond A Nelson 

Mildred Holland A Five Plrlscoffls 

Co Laura Buckley 

Frank Fogarty Four Ladellas 



KEITH'S 

Bond A Benton 
Kajlama 
Mualcal Noases 
Temple Quartet 



COLUMBUS. 

Qulnn 



A Mitchell 
Four Rianos 
Gordon A Klnley 
Rlchardaon'a Dogs 



MAJESTIC 

Mareno, Navaro A 

Mareno 
Masle Rowlands 
Walsh, Lynch A Co 



DALLAS, TEX. 

Farber Sisters 
Ramsdell Trio 
Bison City Four 
Crotton Bros 



DAVENPORT, IA. 

AMERICAN Tower Bros A Dar- 

Sylvla De Frankle rail 

Four Cook Sisters The Newmans 

Ed Reynard A Co 



DENVER. 



ORPHEUM 

Emma „ Dunn A Co 
Wllla Holt Wake- 
field 
Charles Ahearn 
Troupe 



General Ed Lavlne 
Corcoran a Dixon 
Holmes, Wells a 

Flnley 
Alsace a Lorraine 



DETROIT. 

TEMPLE Great Rlcharda 

"Song Revue" Campbell a Yatea 

Keno a Groan Corrigan a Vivian 

Work a Owor Al Lawrence 

EVANSTON, ILL. 



EVAN8TON THEA- 
TRE 

Zamora Family 

Paris Green 

Chicago Grand Op- 
era Quartet 

Carson a Will lard 



Chaa Burke a Co 
LAST HALF 
Kelt a Demont 
Archer a Carr 
Bloomquest Players 
Williams a Slegel 
Paul Klelst A Co 



FORT WAYNE. IND. 



TEMPLE 

Winkler's Military 

Dancera 
Rosell'a Minetrels 
Herbest A Lang- 



weed Slatera 
University Four 
Four Harmony 

Kings 
Waldo Broa 



FORT WORTH, TEX. 



MAJESTIC 

Harry Harvelle 
Tlnney's Three 
Klassy Kids 
Major a Roy 



Eva Fay 

Minstrel Four 
Anderson Twin Bis- 
ters 



HAMILTON. ONT. 



TEMPLE 
Edwards Da via a Co 
Sully a Huaeey 
Linden Beckwlth 



Gardner a Stoddard 
3 Dooleys 
Geo. Yeomans 
The Dorians 



HARRISBUBO. 



ORPHEUM 
Belle Blanche 
Perkins D Fisher a 

Co 
Cook a Lorenz 



Mr a Mrs Hugh 

Emmett 
Sampsel a Rellly 
Gray a Peters 
Herbert's Dogs 



INDIANAPOLIS. 

GRAND OPERA HOUSE 
(Opening Sept. 4 (Monday) for first week 
only, thereafter on Sundays.) 



Charmlon 
Dorothy Rogera A 

Co. 
McKay A Cantwell 
Martlnettl A Sylvester 



Lancton-Lucler Co 
Boudlnl Bros 
Maurice Burkhardt 
The Rexoa 



MEMPHIS. 



ORPHEUM 

Maclyn Arbuckle 

A Co. 
Those French Girls 
Nevlna A Gordon 



Carson A Wlllard 
nice, Sully A Scott 
Johnny Johnson 
DeWItt Young A 
Sister 



MILWAUKEE. 



MAJESTIC 
Dr. Wuellner 
Adele Oswald 
Eugene O'Rourke 
A Co. 



Warren A Keefe 
Carson Bros 
Mullen A Correlll 
Ronalr A Ward 
Fox A Foxle Circua 



MONTREAL. 



ORPHEUM 
Harry Houdlnl 
Jewell's Minikins 
Fred Duprez 
The Avolos 



Wlllard A Bond 
"Dixie Serenade^' 
The Pelots 
(One to fill) 



NASHVILLE. 



ORPHEUM 

Adelaide Norwood 
Ward A Curran 
Brown A Newman 



Black Bros 
Barnes A King 
Jacobs* Dogs 
Billy Barron 



POLI'8 
Jos Hart's "Bathing 

Girls" 
Four Haakms 
Ray A Rogers 



Big City Four 
Harry H. Rtosards 

AOo. 
McCbrmaek. A Irving 
Musical Cralga 



A Groan - 



NORFOLK. 

COLONIAL Burnham 
Simon Da Beryl wood 

Ed Morton Arthur Plokena 
Henry Horton Co Co 

Nonetts Pops A Uno 



•Muslkalgirla" 
"Little Stranger*' 
Gordon A Marx 
Kramer A Splllane 



ORPHEUM 
Grace Cameron 
Robledlllo 
Maoart A Bradford 

OTTAWA. 

DOMINION Milton A Dolly 

Romatoy Opera Co. Nobles 

Collins A Hart Two Macka 

Jimmy Lucaa (One to fill) 

J. Warren Keene 

PHILADELPHIA. 

KEITH'S Jaa F McDonald 

Sidney Drew. Llo- Haines A Vldocq 
Nel Barrymore A Oanfleld a Carlton 

Co Paul Dickey a Co 

Ray Cox Brothera McGlnnin 

"School Boys and Bertiach 
Girls" 

PITTSBURG. 

GRAND O. H. Tom Edwarda 

Ruth St Denis Art Bowen 

Rooney a Bent (Others to fill) 

PORTLAND. ME. 

KEITH'S Murray a Lane 

Rose Pltlnof Cycling Brunettes 

Sam Holdsworth Gordon A Keyes 

Flanlgan A Ed- 8ydney Toller a Co 
wards 

ROCHESTER. 

TEMPLE "Basftballltls" 

Mclntyre a Heath Al Carleton 

De Laur Duo R. A. O. Trio 

Reed Bros. Selbint a Grovlnl 
White a Perry 

BOCK ISLAND, ILL. 

EMPIRE Jessie Keller 
Cliff Dean A Co Count, the First 
Kramer a Wlllard Seymour a Robin- 
Dayton son 

ST. LOUIS. 



COLUMBIA 

Minnie Sellgman a 

Wm. Bramwell 
Maale King a Co. 
Bowers. Walt era a 

Crooker 



Hawthorne a Burt 
Onettl Slatera 
John a May Burke 
Charlotte Raven- 
stock 
McGray a Levering 



SALT LAKE CRY. 

ORPHEUM Clifford Walker 

Gerald Griffin A Co. Fay S Coleya A Fay 

Lorch Family (Two to fill) 

May belle Fonda 
Troupe 

SAN FRANCISCO. 



ORPHEUM 

"Cheyenne Days" 
Du Gross Trio 
Lee Lloyd 
Klein Bros A Bren- 
nan 

SYRACUSE. 



Mme Beason A Co 
Cadets De Gascogne 
Crouch A Welch 
Wynn Bros 



Asahl Troupe 
Welch. Mealy A 

Montrose 
H F McCormlck a 

Co 
(Two to fill) 



GRAND 

"Dlnklesplel's 

Christmas" 
Frank Stafford a 

Co 
Al Whlte'a "Melody 

Maids" 

TORONTO. 

SHEA'S Musical Splllers 

"Palace Girls" Elsie Fay a Boys 

Will Rogers Millard Bros 

Conroy a Le Malre (One to fill) 

TRENTON. 

TRENT Rube Dickinson 

"High Life in Jail" Williams a Warner 
J. C. Nugent A Co. Hilda Hawthorne 
St. Onge A Co. Hedder a Bon 

UNION HILL, N. J. 



HUDSON 
(Running order) 
Barton a Llbbey 
3 Methuven 8lster 
Mignonette Kokln 
Staley a Blrbeck 



Harry Von Fossen 
Edgar Atchlngson 

Ely a Co. 
Melville a Hlgglns 
Power's "Baby 

Mine" (elephant) 



UTICA. 



Felix Adler 
3 Shelvey Bros 
Zlska A Saunders 
Bush a Peyser 



SHUBERT 

May Tully a Co 
Nellie Nichols 
Tom Llnton'a Jun- 
gle Girls 

WASHINGTON. 

CHA8E'S Covington a Wllber 

Emma Cams College Trio 

Wilfred Clarke a 8plssell Bros, a 

Co. Mack 

Fields a Lewis Rem Brandt 

ELBERFELD. 

(Germany.) 

McDonnells Stelner 

Doppeletes Lickson 

Hollandlsches Beattle a Babe 

4 Melona Max Btadt 

George a Gustl Clown Barker 
Elder 

AMSTERDAM. 



CRYSTAL PALACE 
(For Sept.) 
De Witt, Burns a 

Torrence 
Annie Mllles 
Musical Cates 



Zertho's Dogs 
Mlrta Golden 
Serene Nord 
Mlgnon Quintette 
Gordon 



FOLIES BEROBRE 
(Opening Sept. 1.) 
W. O. Fields 
Four Readings 
Kaufman's Verona 

Troupe 
Paulham Team 
CaselU's Dogs 
Mesettl Troupe 
Samaroff a Son la 

OLYMPIA 

Marshall Montgom- 
ery 

Arris Mystery 

Three Ernests. 

Strength Bros. 

Swan'e Alligators 

Berg Brothers 
. Allan Shaw 

Mme. Chung a Chin- 
eae Troupe of 
Comedians 

Romanoff 

Tiller' a Troupe In 
"Black a White," 
ballet 

"La Cure Merveil- 



leuse." sketch 
played by Luelan 
Rosenburg A Co. 

JARDIN DE PARIS 
Miles. Lily Scott. 

Cynthoerla, 

George, Jane Doc, 

La Marujlta, La 

BonelU 
Sisters Gardenia 
Massoll Trio 
El Barraalno 
Ludgla a Miaa Lldla 
Miss Lily 
M. Gulchenet 
Asella Wilson 
"Blossom Girls" 

ALHAMBRA 
Horace Goldln 
Emerson a Baldwin 
Garclas 
Holloways 
Good low Trio 
Griffiths 
Gypsy Wolf 
Canovas 



MBLLINI THEATRE 
(For Sept.) 
Emilia Rose 
De Mario 
Hall a Earle 



HANOVEB. 

(Germany.) 

Hastings A Wilson 
Falco a La Fla- 
menco 
Otto Reutter 
Tankwal Troupe 



MAGDEBURG. 

(Germany.) 
CENTRAL THEATRE Baggeasens 

(For Sept.) Patty Frank Troupe 

Lea Marbea Meredith Sisters 



VIENNA. 



RONACHER'8 
La Mass Trio 
7 8urf Bathers 
Tonl a Chlca 
Austria Quartet 
Louia Hardt 
Charlene a Charlene 



Jeanette Denarbcr 
40 Llplnskl's Dogs 
"Rlalon" Panto- 
mime, with Alwln 
Neub 
"DleBlltsllchtauf- 
nahme" 



BERLIN. 



WINTERGARTBN 
(Aug. 17 to Oct. 1) 
Chaa T. Aldrtoh 
Ernest Pantier a Co 
Barnold's Dogs 
Lucienne Malty 



Okabe Family 
Les Trombettaa 
4 Koners Brothers 
Antonet a Grock 
13 Favorltea 
Gus Fowler 



LONDON. 



COLISEUM 
"Sumurun" 
Albert Chevalier 
Julian Rose 
Walter Paasmore a 

Co 
8aharet 



Signor Glgllo 
Four Nlghtons 
Lena Verdi 
Boris Lensky 
Rhoda Paul 
Fred Elton 



CHERRY BLOSSOMS. 

(Continued from page 22.) 
connected with the "red fire." An- 
other individual bit is the "living pic- 
tures" in the burlesque. The only 
point to these Is the "Adam and Eve" 
Pose and picture. They are funny, 
not comedy, but just funny* through 
the nut idea. 

Other olio acts were Mr. Dob son, 
doing a single in "white face," and 
doing it very well, going strong with 
"Turn te Turn," worth writing sev- 
eral good verses for. He also scored 
strongly with "Billy." Loro and Payne 
in a comedy acrobatic turn, with a 
special setting, made a very good olio 
number, the comedian working in 
black face, securing plenty of laughs 
for comedy and good work, besides 
having as his partner a good ground 
tumbler of the Arab style. De Grace 
and De Paul, with music and songs, 
closed the olio. They did well enough 
for those who liked it, but comedy 
should close the vaudeville portion. 
A sketch by Charles Crollus and Co.. 
called "Too Much Mush," though pro- 
gramed, was kept under cover. (De 
Grace and Paul appeared in the 
pieces, both at their best in small 
"cissy" bits in the burlesque.) 

Were the burlesque attended to, 
"The Cherry Blossoms" would pass 
an evening, it's not going to be the 
best show on the Western Wheel, but 
it will be far from the worst. 

Sime. 



Three new acts by Charles Horwitz 
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MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr.; agent. 
Orpheum Circuit). — While the show at the 
Majestic thin week la below the average, us 
a hIiow, mill the program carries some de- 
cidedly good numbers Individually. Bud 
Fisher Is here w!th his "Mutt and Jeff" car- 
toons and was handed a gratifying reception 
Monday on his entrance. The young car- 
toonist gave his audlcnic a peep at some 
hitherto anshown ideas of the two well- 
known characters, and the house voted Fisher 
worth the price. Curiosity sent the Call- 
fornlan up with the forerunners In the race 
for large honors. Another exceptionally 
pleasing offering was Adele Oswald (New 
Arts), appearing here for the first time In 
quite a while. Sellgman and Bramwell in 
"The Drums of Doom" are the headllners. 
The sketch Is a little draggy for a Majestic 
audience. The closing few minutes gathered 
some Interest and had the house chasing goose 
pimples, but until Minnie Sellgman com- 
menced work oh the death scene, the playlet 
failed to arouse any attention. Gabriel and 
Lamar and Co. again offered "Little Tommy 
Tucker" for approval or disapproval, and 
ivhilc the house refused to grow enthusiastic, 
they accepted the Inevitable and sat through 
to the finish. The women and children 
laughed long and loud at Gabriel and tho 
men went below deck to get In a smoke. 
One of the real big hits of the evening and 
incidentally one of the season's surprises for 
their particular line was Hawthorne and 
Hurt, with a routine of corking good material 
put over- In classy style. The Great Plro- 
xcoffls, "No. 3," have a novel Juggling turn, 
well workcl up and presented with style. 
Konalre and Ward with a bunch of well 
written nonsense by Kellar Mack and Frank 
Orth were on rather early for a fair review. 
Despite this handicap, however, the team 
went exceptionally well, and in a better 
position would possibly have been a big hit. 
Opening the show, the Carson Brothers were 
a surprise, finishing to big applause. Al 
Rayno's bull dogs closed the performance. 

WYNN. 
EMPIRE.— Whdle all the self-styled saviors 
of burlesque were noisily announcing their 
plans for uplifting this particular brand of 
entertainment and at the same time handing 
out orders to their producers to stock up 
strong on pip and ginger. I. H. Herk has 
been quietly preparing "The Pace Makers." 
Last Sunday he sent them to the post In his 
own house. When the finale of the bur- 
lesque had been sung to the retreating audi- 
ence, Herk discovered that he has without 
doubt one of the best shows that ever trod 
his stage. "The Pare Makers" should not be 
called a burlesque show, although It must 
circuit the Wheel. For Instance, the open- 
ing set Is from "The Heartbreakors." the re- 
cently shelved Singer production. This tends 
to add a little class and gives one a good 
impression at first sight. However, the book's 
the thing. Herk has a book that reads aus- 
piciously like the work of a well-known 
comedy writer. At any rate It will probably 
be voted the best on the Wheel, a rather 
strong prediction so early In the season. And 
ns for cast, Herk or his producer picked a 
winner. Chas. Burkhardt. Harry Kelly, Billy 
Mossey, May Tulr and Virginia Roydcn car- 
rying off principal honors. Durkhardt ■ is 
principal comedian, but to, Kelly falls the 
bulk of the labors. Kelly Is on the stage 
at all times and never becomes tiresome. 
Burkhardt works exceptionally hard In sev- 
eral scenes, playing his Hebrew character 
throughout. Kelly is a "con man" working 
the part a little away from the conven- 
tional. Money Is handling a German valet 
and does it In great shape. The Misses Yulr 
and Royden share principal honors In the 
female department, with Miss Yulr slightly In 
the lead. There nrc two scenes to the first 
act and during the shift, Burkhardt heads 
:i travesty. In "one." that will eventually 
develop into one of the host laugh getters of 
the production. In this Wit Kelly and Mossey 
ably support Burkhardt and during the 
scene, the house Just broke loose. Every 
move or word hiought a solid laugh and 
from that time on the trio had the house 
working right with them as one man. Mr. 
Herk has wisely arranged to do without an 
olio. Three scenes and two acts give the 
performance. The plot is light, yet consist- 
ent enough to keep one's mind on It. The 
musical department while not crowded with 
numbers Is well stocked with winners. One 

">«l number, "Dreamy Eyes." com In" 
close to the opening chorus was killed 
through the use of a patter line running 
through the verses. Without the patter the 
song should have been the legitimate hit of 
the evening. The costuming was well at- 
tended to and while it may possibly not rep- 
resent a large expenditure, nevertheless se- 
lected by an experienced man. it looks right 
to the letter and shows up In splendid 
fashion. As for chorus, Herk slipped up. pos- 
sibly because of the scarcity of nifty choris- 
ters. At any rate those present can sing and 
furthermore they have been well trained in 
staging the numbers. There are several 
funny scenes In which all the principals fig- 
ure, the majority coming In the burlesque. 
H<re the dialog runs along in the musical 
comedy class. There are several big shows 
opening around Chicago within n fortnight 
and should nny of them boast of a book 
equal to the burlesque of "The Pace Mak- 
ers," Its success Is assured before It opens. 



It is undoubtedly the cleanest, classiest and 
funniest show that Herk has had at the 
Empire sines Dave Marlon played his house. 
And now that It has been definitely proven 
that a clean show will go better than a dirty 
one. why doesn't Herk keep every show 
clean while playing the West Side? It 
would help. Watch out for the "Pace 
Makers." They should finish one-two. 

WYNN. 

COLUMBIA. — After a short but exception- 
ally successful preliminary season, financially, 
the Columbia officially started the new bur- 
lesque year this week with Gallagher & 
Shcan's "Big Banner Show" as the attrac- 
tion. The show promises possibilities, but 
conservatively Judging from the initial Jaunt, 
it will need considerable fixing. Tho theme 
Is a mixture of last season's "Banner Show" 
and a few new bits. The new ones have the 
warm weather stamp, excepting one. the ex- 
ception being the scene between Shean and 
three other members of the cast In tho after- 
piece. The show in Its present condition 
could not stand up but for Gallagher sad 
Shean. While the program boasts of Mildred 
Stroller and. Mike McDonald and other bur- 
lesque notables, still It would never pass the 
first six minutes but for the excellent work 
of the Joint proprietors. Gallagher and Shean 
are starting their second season in burlesque 
under a terrific strain. Possibly under their 
direction "The Banner Show" will pass the 
wire in good condition, but it will require 
considerable rehearsing, much rewriting and 
an extra amount of new material. The chorus 
may be able to sing. They didn't tip them- 
selves off Sunday afternoon. As for looks and 
appearance the sixteen girls are not there. 
They may have been well rehearsed, but even 
the best chorus can forget Instruction. The 
costuming runs in the second division, some 
of the clothes worn having. last season's mark 
on them, and even the new outfits do not look 
too good. The plot calls for a French ad- 
venturess and her phony Count lover same as 
last season. Senorlta Roslta Mantilla Is the 
French adventuress, and Jos. Milton the 
count. Either lack of rehearsals or shyness 
of talent hold them back. They neither help 
the plot, the show nor themselves. Miss Man- 
tilla partially redeems herself during the olio, 
when, backed up by part of the chorus, she 
presented "The Escape from the Harem." an 
Oriental attempt, (with special scenery) that 
borders on both the "cooch" and the artistic, 
without touching either. Miss Mantilla proved 
herself an able contortionist in this effort, 
and the Columbia orchestra did likewise. The 
latter mixed and twisted the music until none 
present but themselves knew what was com- 
ing off In the melody line. However, closing 
the olio the Senorlta did nobly. And about 
the olio, it disclosed two noteworthy things. 
First, that Ed Gallagher Is a thorough show- 
man and without doubt in a class by himself 
so far as handling the "straight" goes. He 
proved this in "The Battle of' Too Soon." 
when he carried the too evident unrehearsed 
Mike McDonald through the battle, scoring 
the hit of the show. Gallagher simply had to 
pl»y both parts. McDonald will make a great 
"Casey" when up in the role. The second 
olio Jolt came Immediately after the curtain 
dropped on the first act. Milton Francis and 
the.Hcaly Sisters pranced on, and without an- 
nouncement, gave a very poor imitation of 
Harry Fox and the Millershlp Sisters and 
Hilly Farnum and the Clarke Sisters. Francis 
is without doubt a chooser with nerve. He 
tried Fox's whistle, Fox's walk, Fox's mate- 
rial and finally finished with a song and piece 
of business made popular by Farnum. Fran- 
cis carried the suit case through the audience 
singing "Goodbye" to the sisters, after being 
severely slapped on the face and going com- 
pletely through Farnum's quarrel scene. Fran- 
cis evidently thought Fox a good dresser, for 
he followed Harry's style of toggery as close- 
ly as he could. Needless to say Francis and 
the Healy Sisters were a decided "flivver." 
Getting back to the show, Al Shean supplied 
all the comedy and Ed Gallagher supplied the 
class. This does not mean that Mike McDon- 
ald was not working. McDonald is simply 
handicapped through lack of suitable mate- 
rial. Miss Stoller was especially pleasing at 
all times, but she, too. Is held back because 
of her part. There are several others listed 
on the program who could possibly help con- 
siderably, but "The Banner Show" is simply 
not there as a show. Blanche Balrd Is prob- 
ably the strongest In the female division, of- 
fering a specialty In the olio that should help 
and do some great work in both parts. The 
scenery is from last season. A few novelties 
In the musical department are attempted, but 
the Scotch medley led by Gallagher carries 
the honors. Shean and Miss Mantilla singing 
"Chilly. Chilly Beans" were a little differ- 
ent, and caught several encores. "The Big 
Banner Show" needs a few more Gallaghers 
and a few more Sbcans. Then with some 
new material and some hard""work it might 
climb up. In Its present condition it Is clean 
but decidedly unhealthy. WYNN. 

BowerB, Walters and Crooker have received 
contracts calling for eight weeks at the Em- 
pire, Ix>ndon. after which the three rubes 
will return here to open o'n the OrpheUm 
time. Marlnelll did the booking. 



next week. Earlier tn the season It was an- 
nounced that Chooceeta would remain with 
one of Butler, Jacob* A Lowery's attrac- 
tions, having arranged. to go through the en- 
tire season ' because of her husband, Mike 
Kelly,, being with the same show. The 
"Pace Makers" Is I. H. Berk's show. 



N Chas. Colby, formerly of Colby and May, 
is now a member of the J. C. Matthews of- 
fice here, having been engaged as- an assistant 
to Matthews. 



Col. Thompson has announced* the opening 
date of his Angeles Opera Bouse, formerly 
the Globe, as Saturday night. (Sept I) In- 
stead of . Sunday. Thompson will offer 
"Wang" for the first week and follow up with 
the lighter operas, ^hanging e*>oh week. 

Sac City, la., ffe to have a, vaudeville thea- 
tre seating 4Q0, according t± Abner Engle, 
who Is swinging the deal. JMrM will present 
motion pictures every evilltig excepting 
Sunday and should any acts' stray around Sac 
City Impresario Engle will probably glvo 
them a showing. 

Tom Flynn, politician, theatrical man and 
bookmaker, will not play vaudeville in his 
Blue Island and Kensington houses this sea- 
son. Flynn has engaged two stock com- 
panies and will keep them busy for the fuil 
year. 



James Jones, late carpenter of the defunct 
"Festival Days of the World" show, has 
signed with Rowland ft Clifford and will go 
with "The Rosary." His wife, known pro- 
fessionally as Hess Andrew, will go also. 



Charles R. Macloon, director of publicity at 
Rlverview Park, has about recovered from 
the, effects of an automobile accident which 
occurred a few weeks ago, and has resumed 
his duties this week. 



Vera Bone. Indianapolis correspondent of 
VARIETY, and of the Indianapolis News, 
passed through this city Saturday, stopping 
off to visit friends.. Miss Bone was on her 
way home from northern .Wisconsin where 
she . had been spending a vacation at the 
home of her sister. 



Three openings were reported at the Chi- 
cago office of Sulllvan-Consldlne this week. 
The Hamlin of Chicago commences the sea- 
son next Monday and will play a bill of five 
acts on a policy of two-a-day, with matinees 
Wednesdays and Sundays. On the same date 
the Lyric at Lima, O., will reopen with five 
acts and with a three-a-day policy. The Ma- 
jestic at Waterloo, la., reopened Aug. SI at 
two-a-day and will play a total of fourteen 
big acts on the week, the policy there being 
split-week time. This office. Is also booking 
small-time houses In South Omaha, Neb.: 
Ames, la,, and Harland. la., each of which 
will start another season on Labor Day with 
three shows a day. 



8am DuVrles of the S.-C. office Is de- 
voting considerable of his time and atten- 
tion this . season to fairs and as a result he 
has already seeured a clientage that prom- 
ises to make the office quite a factor in this 
field. 'Fred Lincoln, general manager of the 
S.-C. circuit, Is here this week from Seattle, 
looking over the vaudeville situation. It Is 
denied that his visit Is for any other pur- 
pose than a general inspection of the circuit. 



The offices of the Lyric Vaudeville Cir- 
cuit in the Chicago Opera House Block are 
assuming an air of activity and already Gen- 
eral Manager Charles Hodklns Is confiden- 
tially figuring that this will be a banner 
season for him. He reports that the follow- 
ing houses will all be open by Labor Day 
with Lyric bookings: Jewell. Paris; Lyric. 
rtherman; Majestic, Waco; Majestic, Waxa- 
hachle; Majestic, Austin, and Royal, San 
Antonio, Tex.: Dreamland, Mobile, Ala., and 
Orpheo, Pine Bluff. Ark. 



ford" will be brought to a olose Saturday. 
Sunday (S) John Barrymore and Thos. A. 
Wise will be presented In a new faroe-comedy 
enUtled "Uncle Bam." 

G. O. H. (Barry Asktn, mgr.; K. * B.).— 
Wa Bodge returns S, after an abeenoe of 
three years. In his former Chicago triumph, 
"The Man From Borne." 

PRINCESS (Mort B. Singer, mgr.; Shu- 
berts). — The new motion ploture opened 26 
for limited engagement. The regular season 
will commence about Oct 1, with the original 
New York company of "Over Night" 



SAN FRANCISCO 

Br J. I. MeCXKNNAN. 

VARIETY'B San Franclsoo Office, 

•OS Market St. 
ORPBETJM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; 
agent Orpheum Circuit). — Mme. Besson, In 
"The Woman Who Knew," Is a trifle drawn 
out; Cadets de Gascogne, decided winner; 
Rosa Crouch and George Welch more than 
made good; Wynne Brothers closed the show 
and held the audience to the finish. Bold- 
overs from last week, "The Planophlends. 
Pandur's Giants, Carlton, Karl Emmy's Pets. 



Charles Lavigne, booking chief of the 

Doutrlck agency, left Monday for a two 

weeks' vacation at Paw Paw Lake, Wis. Ho 

Is accompanied by Mrs. Lavigne and two 

daughters, known professionally as the La- 
vigne Sisters. 



Max Weber, who has been getting the 
bookings for his Wabash avenue theatre 
from no particular agent for any definite 
length of time, Is now a client of the Thea- 
ter Booking Corporation, of which Walter 
F. Keefc Is the nominal head. 



H. Applebaum, formerly manager of the 
Monroe (vaudeville) theater, Is now directing 
the business affairs of the Sheridan theater 
In North Clark street. The S.-C. office sup- 
plies the acts. 



The Kedzle theater will reopen Labor Day. 
which event will Immediately follow the clos- 
ing of the alrdome next door. 



Chooceeta is billed as extra attraction with 
The Pace Makers" playing the Star theatre 



C. O. H. (George Kingsbury, mgr.; K. & 
E.).— Following a week of darkness this house 
reopens Sept. 2 with Dustln & William Far- 
mim In "The Littlest Rebel." 

GARRICK (Wm. W. Freeman, mgr.; Shu- 
berts). — The successful engagement of the 
Klnemacolor motion pictures closes Saturday. 
Sunday tho regular season will be Inaugurated 
with a production of "The Boss," with Hol- 
brook Bllnn. 

CORT ("Sport" Herman, mgr.; Shuberta).— 
Thos. W. Ross Is on his second week In the 
new Owen Davis play, "An Everyday Man." 
The attendance at this early date almost war- 
rants the belief that this popular actor Is 
likely to duplicate his former success In "The 
Fortune Hunter" at the Olympic. 

McVICKER'S (Geo. Warren, mrg.; K. A 
E. ). — "The Deep Purple" at popular prices Is 
sufficient to attract capacity business. Three 
weeks Is the length of the engagement. 

OLYMPIC (Sam Lederer, mgr.; K. A E.). — 
The long run of "Qet-Rlcb-Qulck Walllng- 



Beglnnlng with Richard Carle, who opened 
28 In "Jumping Jupiter." the Columbia, will 
offer many musical bookings. 



Inga Hoegsbro, the pianist-composer, who Is 
director of the Scandinavian and Finnish 
School of Music in Stockholm, Is to appear 
here in conjunction with Charlotte Lund, the 
Swedish prima donna soprano. 



a I T. Powers, who made a fine reputation 
out here last year ahead of Dick Jose, will 
be this season manager back with the "House 
Next Door," which will be put out on the 
road by Roland & Gaskill. Ben F. Simpson 
will be ahead of the company. 



John Cort's new playhouse at Ellis and 
Market street, will open 2 with "Baby 
Mine." This new theatre will be very com- 
fortable and handsomely appointed, and will 
rank high with all of the best theatres of the 
country. 



H. Callis, manager of the Potter Opera 
House, Santa Barbara, got Into an argument 
with Captain Ncwhall, a San Francisco capi- 
talist, who was taking part In the Klrmlss 
held there recently. Newhall gave Callis an 
exhibition of pugilism that he (Callis) will 
remember for some time. 



The Berkley opened 23 to a good bulness. 
This house Is owned and operated by Turner 
& Dankln, moving picture men. 



Florence Roberts, Thurloy Bergln and The- 
odoro Roberts opened at the Savoy 27, for one 
week only In "Jim the Penman." 



PORTOLA LOUVRE (Herbert Meyerfeldt. 
mgr.; Lester Fountain, amusement mgr.). — 
Suzanc Reme; 4 Black Diamonds; Elsa Ward; 
Harold Reeves; Margarette Favar and Four. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By GEOBGE M. YOUNG. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ). — It Is always the comedy acts which 
are the sure-fire hits of a vaudeville bill on 
a warm night. This was the closing week of 
the summer season and the show was nicely 
balanced and ran at good speed throughout. 
The comedy acts were bunched In the second 
- half of the bill and sent every one away 
pleased Monday night, although It was one 
of the most uncomfortable nights of the sea- 
son. Bert Leslie and Co. In "Hogan, the 
Painter" was one long, steady laugh from 
start to finish. There Is more of Leslie In 
this sketch than In any of the "Hogan" 
series, and Bert Is capable of carrying all 
the time allotted to him. He has excellent 
support and the sketch scored solidly. Ash- 
ley and Lee were on Just ahead of Leslie with 
their new "Chinatown" sketch and proved 
one of the winners. The "dopey" talk gives 
the act a dandy laughing start and the par- 
odied material gives It a corking good finish. 
Ashley's quiet comedy methods and the natty 
"straight" by Lee makes a happy combina- 
tion. The act ought to make its mark any- 
where. Daintier than ever, Ethel Green re- 
turned to win fresh laurels for one of the 
very best of "single turns" offered by any 
girl now In vaudeville. Miss Green look* 
charmingly sweet In her pretty gowns and 
she made every song score for Itself. Her 
"kid" number Is still a big hit Wonder If 
Miss Green has ever noticed that she gives 
a corking good Imitation of Dave Fergu- 
son's "cissy" character In this number? It's 
worth noticing. Al White's newest offering, 
Regal and Wlnsch In "No Trespassing," fixed 
Itself In popular favor on first sight and It 
ought to Improve right along for It Is one of 
those simply constructed sketches, with plenty 
of life and atmosphere to It and Is presented 
most pleasingly. The finish In "one" Is not 
lust the thing to follow the pretty rural 
•tory. It removes the picture, which Is one 
of the sketch's strongest assets. Rooney and 
Bent used "The Busy Bell Boy" sketch for 
their return to work and It was Just as well 
liked as ever. Chevalier De Lorls replaced 
Maxim's Models and did nicely with his 
clever shooting act The undress bit 
worked up a little comedy for food resulta 
Rem-Brandt, who bills hlmself~'ag an "ar- 
toonlst" offered a very entertaining; novelty. 
The air-gun painter has cut down his act to 
the right time and Injected some comedy 
subjects which have built up the turn to big 
time class. Hermany's Cats and Dogs opened 
the bill nicely and the head and hand bal- 
ancing act of Felix Patty and ,$>esparado 
filled the closing position In good '4Jtyle. Pic- 
tures. 

BIJOU (Joseph Dougherty, mgr.; agent 
U. B. O.). — The reopening of this house for 
Its second season since the return to the 



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PUPILS 

OF 



A. DROWISKY 



Trainer of 
" Consul " 



THIS ACT WILL BE PRESENTED BY MRS. A. DROWISKY 

TO MANAGERS: If you have houses of large capacity, capable of holding the crowds this act will draw. 

Address at once, all Private Communications, care VARIETY, New York. 



vaudeville ranks also inaugurated the only 
"two-a-day" show at 'pop" prices In the 
city. A pleasing bill was 'ottered and the 
condition of the house Tuesday night, when 
rain no doubt kept many away, augurs 
well for the success of the season under the 
new policy. The "Four Melody Monarch*" 
were the big hits of the bill. After the usual 
routine the boys gave "Alexander's Rag Time 
Band" a whirl, Bobby Heath working in the 
audience and Charley Shlsler doing "straight" 
on the stage. No one ever knew Shlsler was 
an actor, but he and Heath put this one over 
and then Heath cleaned up with "Becky." 
He also made "Save Your Kisses" a corking 
"audience" song. Fox and Ward, the vet- 
eran blackface team who have been appear- 
ing on the "Old Timers" bills, pulled down a 
good sized hit. Jolly Fanny Rice, another 
of the old school list, also won her share 
of the laurels. She landed solidly with "Al- 
ways Picking On Me" and was brought out 
for several extra bows at the finish. Some 
class to that "Night at the Circus" heroine. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thorton Frlel were warmly re- 
ceived In a sketch called "At Economy Junc- 
tion" a story with several peculiar twists 
and turns, but Interesting and well played. 
George W. Moore has a clean cut Juggling 
turn for the "pop" time, and McRea and 
Levering won a liberal share of the honors in 
the closing position with their novel comedy 
cycling turn. Pictures before and after the 
vaudeville. 

PALACE (L. B. Block, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh), — The warm weather and a 
poor bill made a tough combination for the 
Monday show. The headllner was Lor a In 
a mind-reading and quick-calculation stunt 
which proved an Interesting novelty. Lora Ih 
Incased in a huge "prop" parrot balanced on 
a swing and this adds novelty to the act. 
Weston and Keith did nicely with their sing- 
ing act. The talk needs brushing up. Fred- 
eric and Venita offered wire-walking and Jug- 
fling. They drag the early portion out too 
long. The teeth trick makes a good finisher. 
Ingraham and Land have a dancing act of 
average merit. Aspral Brothers pleased with 
their comedy acrobatics. Tom Wilson offered 
some songs and talk the ordinary kind. His 
telling In advance that his stories are old is 
no excuse when fresh ones might be had. 
Glass and Jones, a colored team did not 
•tart anything. Pictures as usual. 



CASINO. — Last season Sam Howe started 
the regular season with a good show. It was 
away from the usual run and proved lively 
up-to-date entertainment of the likeable kind. 
It would have been better had Mr. Howe sent 
out the same show this season than go back 
as far as he has with "The Lovemakers" in 
the form the show opened at the Casino 
Monday. With the exception of about fifteen 
or twenty minutes at the opening, Howe's 
•how Is made up of pieces which he has ap- 
peared In during former seasons and built 
around comedy bits which have been In use 
a long time. It may be that the show is In 
need of rehearsals, or started the season too 
•oon. There Is a change In the cast, Hayes 
and Wynne replacing Evans and Lawrence 
who rehearsed and quit before -the opening, 
but this could not have made such a dif- 
ference. The two pieces used are "Fun In a 
Bubway" and "A Day at the Races." In the 
former the chief offering for comedy purposes 
Is the throwing of bundles at Howe and a 
money-changing bit which Is one of the real 
old ones. The racing piece Is funny through 
Howe's character work, but there Is little In 
addition, excepting the numbers to hold it up. 
"he numbers have been well selected and 
when working as they should, ought to please 
and make a lively show so far as the musi- 
cal portion Is concerned, but they will have 
to stand up pretty strong to balance the 
weakness of the comedy unless Mr. Howe 
Roes to work on the material. The show 
opened to less than a half house full of swel- 
tering patrons, the heat being intense and 
considering this handicap the numbers scored 
•trongiy. Howe's efforts were liberally re- 
warded, but there appeared to be always 
■omethlng holding the show back and It can 
J»e attributed to the lack of comedy and en- 
tertainment, except when Howe was the cen- 
tral figure and he needed some help. Preced- 
ng the ••subway" piece was a first part which 
introduced the various principals in "imlta- 
Hons" a In "Revue." A blonde girl from the 
cnoruB announced Miss Wynne In a "rag" 
number; Hayes as "Al Jolson"; Cherry Bon- 
ner (n blonde) as "Ethel Levy"; Johnny 
u Connor nnd "Bud" Williamson as "Mont- 



Louisville Press Comments 



ON 



MAZIE KING 






Louisville "Times," Aug. 21. 
Banner BUI at the Ferry. 

Corot's painting, "Morning," has apparently 
furnished the suggestion for the Idyllic sketch 
evolved for the vaudeville debut of Made 
King, premier toe dancer, as a woodland 
scene. Just at sunrise, with a rose-wreathed 
nymph dancing In sheer Joy of life, while a 
sparkling spring, Its water iridescent with 
the reflection of the primrose lights of dawn, 
ripples and glows in beauty, is the expertly 
devised picture which greets the eyes of the 
audience when the curtain lifts. 

"The Legend of Spring." as Miss King's 
sketch is designated, Is built about the story 
of a wood nymph, a magic spring, and a bold 
huntsman, the latter protrayed by Claude 
Lighter. The sketch is lavishly staged, show- 
ing a woodland at dawn, with the magic 
spring rippling in electric beauty. Miss King, 
as the nymph, awakening Just at dawn, and 
flinging her diaphanous draperies to the 
morning breeze, as she executes a "morning 
dance." makes a wonderfully lovely stage pic- 
ture. The little dancer Is the same amazing 
young personage who recently surprised New 
York by walking on tip-toe down the forty- 
five flights of stairs of the Metropolitan Life 
Building. While her part of the sketch com- 
prises dancing and pantomime only, Claude 
Llghtner, in the role of the huntsman, who 



sings the legend of the spring, displays an 
excellent voice. 



Louisville 'Herald," Aug. 21. 

BEWITCHING TOE DANCER 

FONTAINE FEBRY STAR 



Made King at Her Best fn Impersonation of 
Wood Nymph. 



The vast crowd that packed Fontaine Ferry 
Park Theatre last night saw a vaudeville bill 
replete with striking features, and came away 
singing the praises of Mazle King, who 
walked her way to fame by descending forty- 
five flights of stairs in the Metropolitan 
building, of New York, not many moons 
ago. This nimble-footed artist electrified her 
audience by her wonderful toe dancing In an 
operatlce pantomime, entitled "The Legend 
of Spring." in which she was ably assisted by 
Claude Llghtner. Through the aid of electri- 
cal effects Miss King won much admiration 
by her splendid Impersonation of a wood 
nymph. The stage setting represented a 
scene at dawn of an Ideal spring dny, when 
all of nature Is at peace with Itself and the 
world at large. 



\A/ARI\IIING 

To Managers, Producers and Writers 

our Song. "The Good Old Timers," including the Names of the "Old Timers.'' and 
Songs and Jokes they told is Our Original Idea. 

Having heard that a well known Producer intends using the s'.imo Idea In a l>l« 
act, we wish to Inform Managers \vr nre the Originators; all others are Copies. 

Always original. 

BARRY and WOLFORD 

THIS WEEK (Aug. 28) ORPHEUM. BROOKLYN 



gomery and Stone"; Vera Desmond and Miss 
Wynne as "Tempest and Sunshine"; the Mar- 
tin Sisters, two "ponies" as "The Siamese 
Twins"; Jack McCabe as "Eddie Foy" and 
Heulah Dallas as "Stella Mayhew." It is 
doubtful If any of the few In front ever taw 
any of the originals In the numbers offered 
so that the lack of anything near the origi- 
nal passed safely by, the numbers carrying 
each one through. During the revue, the 
chorus wr.s on the stage all the time and 
working in each number. Snm Howe finished 
with a "Gntzosky" song nnd by this time the 
girls were pretty well pumped out, particular- 
ly the back line which includes several of the 
"Beef Trust" variety. The principals 

"stalled" through n number In "one" to per- 
mit of setting the "Subway" piece, and then 
considerable time was given up to a boxing 
contest among the girls, followed with u 
funny burlesque by Howe and McCabe. 

There Isn't very much for the principals to 
do in the show but feed Howe's comedy and 
lend numbers and they do the latter well. 
Ileulah Dallns, who Is built on llbernl lines 
proved a capable woman, wearing several 
rich costumes and putting over each number 
she had In good shnpe. Miss Dallas made 
only one mistake. She appeared In tights In 
the burlesque, nnd It pulled down the average 
she made In dressing. The tights belong to 



Cherry Bonner, who also wears them In the 
burlesque, looking chic and shapely In them. 
Miss Bonner also pulled down the l>lg song 
hit of the show, doing "That Mysterious Hag" 
with Johnny O'Connor In the first part. Vera 
Desmond has little to do. making two change* 
which make her look well nnd leading a num- 
ber nicely In the burlesque. Miss Wynne Is 
a good worker In the show and ought to add 
snap to It when In right. "Mud" William- 
son does his best work as a bookmaker. 
Hayes and Wynne opened ihe olio with their 
dancing act and were well liked. Miss Wynne 
could select something better than "The 
Strand" song. Owing to an accident "Odlvlo," 
a mystery net In which two women are taken 
from a tank of water, was not done Monday 
afternoon. Williamson nnd O'Connor offered 
a talking and singing net which they can de- 
velop. O'Connor has a good voice, lie should 
use a natural makeup. The one now used is 
ghastly Heulah Davis scored the big hit of 
the olio with her "conn" songs. Howe has 
dressed his show well, though not elaborately, 
all but one costume appearing new Howe Is 
h clever comedian of his type and knows how 
to put on .1 good show. He ir.ay make ;i pi. an 
Ing show out of the one la use imw , but he 
will have accomplished a heroic task If he 
overcomes the handicap of the two pieces 
used. What the show needs Is a doctor, not 



a "cheap doctor" — one of Howe's lines in the 
show, but a producing doctor and the "10.30 
in the morning" sign needs to be displayed 
quite often until the chorus get to working 
the numbers smoothly, for the numbers are 
the merit of the show. 



LIBERTY (M. W. Taylor, mgr.; agent. M. 
W. Taylor Agency). — Despite the severe handi- 
cap of terrific heat, the Liberty reopened Mon- 
day and a crowded house attended the even- 
ing performance. The Liberty Is well ven- 
tilated and it was as cool as possible under 
the conditions. The bill was a pleasing one, 
though the last half did a whole lot to bsl- 
thc flrst. Pallermo St Chefalo gave the 
show a nice start with their magic and levlta- 
t ion This Is a big act for the "pop" houses. 
five persons being employed and the princi- 
pals have a routine of showy tricks. Their 
biggest one is their best, but It Is not the 
best done, the shifts not being well covered 
to the close observer. J. Francis Rellly. a 
monologlst, did fairly well with his talk and 
songs, but little of It was heard back of the 
flrst few rows. Rellly works too closely to 
the Lyceum style of entertainer. Hawley, Ol- 
cott A Co. offered a "behind the scenes" 
sketch, and It put an awful dent In the run- 
ning. The sketch Is poorly constructed. 
Neither Walter Hawley nor Natalie Olcott Is 
able to get anything out of It. Miss Olcott 
has not learned to act since leaving the ranks 
of the Savage Opera Company when In stock 
at the Grand. Just around the corner. i>o 
for the comedy lines handled by the unknown 
playing "props," the sketch would have proven 
a complete flop. Arthur Alton and Anita Ar- 
llss managed to get the audience back Into 
good humor again when Miss Arllss sang "My 
Hero" in pleasing style, scoring the flrst big 
hit of the night. It was smooth running for 
the pair after this, and they finished strong 
with their clean cut entertainment. AI Wither 
and Kosc Watson gave the show another 
boost upward with their comedy dancing and 
singing turn, with somo scrobatlcs thrown 
In. They did a "rag" number for a finish 
which brought them a dozen recalls. It was 
rather unfortunate that .Wither A Watson 
were on Just ahead of Mile. Ceclle A Co., for 
the latter act also includes dancing along 
almost the same lines, but the latter trio 
added some corking comedy and aorobatlcs 
which sent them through In great shape and 
the act was a big hit. Pictures. 



VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr.; agent, H. 
Mart McHugh). — Hobble Gordon headlined 
this week with some pretty poslngs. Robbie 
lias some looks to add to the act and it made 
a strong combination. The remainder of the 
bill ran mostly to singing nnd dancing acts. 
Tlie Three Gllden Sisters are a trio of clever 
steppers, their team work at the finish hitting 
a solid mark of success, but the girls started 
badly through unbecoming dressing in their 
opening number, itlchnrds A Thacher offered 
a well liked singing turn. The man landed a 
solid hit with a number at the piano and the 
woman scored with a couple of songs. They 
have a nice act for the small time. Harry 
Hoyt tore off a bunch of old gags and finished 
with some varied dancing. His best effort 
was n recitative number. George W. Hussy 
met with fair success. Hussy clings too 
closely to the old methods of ventriloquists 
and uses a lot of A. O. Duncan's material. 
Orace & Kdwards had one of the real hits of 
the bill. They started nicely with a telephone 
song, and the man gave the act a lift with a 
solo number which he sang very well. The 
girl appeared new and afraid, little of her 
singing being audible to those In the flrst 
three- rows. She has looks and the act ought 
to develop as a winner for the small time if 
the girl loses her nervousness. Green A 
Adams, a musical net. did not get In on time 
lor the flrst show. Pictures. 

WILLIAM I'KNN (Geo. Mrtzel. mgr.; agent 
I'amllv Dept. l.\ H. O. ). — La sky's "At the 
I'nimtry «'lub;" Ethel Whltesldes A Picks; 
Maruaiet Williams & Co. In "Temptation ;" 
Mulliu & t'oogan; Le Motlie's Motoring Com- 
i«iues; Grey and Peters; pictures. 

NIXON ( V. G. Nlxon-Nlrdllngcr. mgr.; 
agent, Nlxon-Nlrdllnger). -31-Sept. 2. Arnand 
Hi os ; Harry Gilbert; Geo. Edg-.tr & Co.; Mur- 
tlia K Davis; Alfred the Great; Payne A Lee; 
piet ores. 

PEOPLES (K G Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr.; 
aucnt. NlNon-Nlnlllngeri. 31-Sept. 2. Lloyd &. 
Gibson. Antoinette Sisters; Hlgelow & El- 
Himil; JeiinhiKH «V Wilson; ('iic.it Leon & Co ; 

pictures. 

KoltEPAi'GH'S (Miller & Kaufman, mgrs ; 
agent, I. Kaufman). -The Dt- Forres's; Jug- 



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gling Im. B«llea; William Slato; Cameron A 
Ward; Shepperly Slaters; Annette De Lestare; 
pictures. 

GIRARD (Miller A Kaufman, mm.; agent, 
I. Kaufman). — 31 -Sept. 2, Nick Santoro A Co.; 
Jackaon A Marguerite; Harry Holman A Co.; 
McCourt A Fisher; Victor; picture*. 

DIXIE (David Labell. mgr. ; agent, I. Kauf- 
man). — Sl-Sept 2, Carney A Wagner; Cycling 
Wlsarda; Jack Dempaey; Corbett A Forrester; 
picture* 

GREAT NORTHERN (M. Greenwald. mfcT. ; 
agent. H. Bart McHugh).— 31 -Sept. 2, Mc- 
Hhane; Tony A Baker; Musical Pikes; Chess 
A Checkers; Wolff helm Statue*. 

AUDITORIUM (W. C. Herchenrelder, mgr.; 
agent. H. Bart McHugh). — Sl-Sept. 2, Phan- 
tom; Ton A Gertie Grime*; Coleman A Will- 
lams. 

GLOBE (B. Israel, mgr.; agent, H. Bart 
McHugh). — 81-8ept. 2, Dayton A Edwards; 
Roger* A Bumstead; Goets. 

PLAZA (C. Oelschlager, mgr. ; agent, H. 
Bart McHugh). — Conroy A Morecroft; Lucifer 
A Klbler; Agnes Aldra; Carlln A Penn; Will 
Vincent. 

GERMANTOWN THEATRE (Walter Stuem- 
pflg. mgr.; Chas. J. Kraus, agt.). — Great El- 
don; Clarence Sister* A Bro. ; Elmer Zlegler; 
Great Nicholas; Anna Belmont. 

MODEL (H. A. Lord, mgr.; Chas. J. Kraus. 
agt). — DeVern A Van; Selsor Trio; Joe Bren- 
nan; Musical Klelse*. 

IRIS (M. J. Walsh, mrg. ; Chas. J. Kraus. 
agt.). — Dr. Will Davis; Burton A Primrose; 
Kernan A Hill; Electra. 

DARBY (Dr. Harrlgan. mgr.; Chas. J. 
Kraus, agt.). — Allen Delmalne A Harold; Wm. 
Humpherys; Marie Lee; Splssel. Ladell A 
Engle. 

ALEXANDER (G. Alexander, mgr.; agents, 
Stein A Leonard, Inc.).— 31-1. C. E. Ewards; 
Three Barblers; Brandell A Miller; The La 
Rues; pictures. 

FAIRHILL PALACE (C. Stangler, mgr.; 
agents, Stein A Leonard. Inc.). — 81-2. Blair A 
Crystal; Bell Quartet; pictures. 

CRYSTAL PALACE (D. Bayllnson. mgr.; 
agents. Stein A Leonard, Inc.). — 81-2, Llbby A 
Trayer; Irene Vaughn; The Howards; Rus- 
sell's Dogs; Revalle Bros.; pictures. 

AUDITORIUM (J. T. Gibson, mgr.; agents, 
Stein A Leonard. Inc.).— 81-2. C. E. Edwards; 
La Rose A Smith; Porter A Porter; John 
Jenkins; pictures. 

MAJESTIC (W. Vail, mgr.; agents, Stein A 
Leonard, Inc.). — 31-2, Harries Stock Co.; Guy 
A Rex; Syts A Syts; pictures. 

EMPIRE (E. J. Bulkley. mgr.). — "Gay 
Widows." 

OAYETY (John P. Eckhardt. mgr.).— "Ma- 
jesties." 

TROCADERO (Sam M. Dawson, mgr.). — 
"New Century Girls." 



BOSTON 

By ». GOOLTZ. 

80 Summer Street. 

KEITH'S (Hurry ,E. Guatln. mgr.; agent, 
IT. B. O. ). — The moat satisfying proposition 
would be to make every act on the bill n 
headllner. That's the way the audience ap- 
plauded. Roaa and Fenton. very good com- 
edy sketch. Murray and Lane, fine; Flana- 
gan A Edwarda. dandy; Col. 8am Holda- 
worth, fine (New Acta); Harry H. Richards 
A Co.. pleased; Great Troupe, wonderful bi- 
cycle rldera; Felix Adler. good chatter: Ray 
and Rogers, good; Whittle, ventrlloqulat. 
pleased; Fred and Annie Pelot. opened show 
with good comedy juggling. Pictures. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — 28-30. Helena A Co.. comedy magic, 
good; Stewart Sisters and Escorts, neat aong 
and dance; Polk A Mllea. mualc. pleased; 
Lee Barth. monologue, pleased: Marr A 
Evans, good; Mr. and Mra. Thomas, pleased: 
Florence Bowes, scored: Bobble Dale, a hit. 
Pic t urea. 

SOUTH END (Irving Hamilton. mgr.: 
agent. Loew).— Frances Wood: Prltskow A 
Hlanchard; Dora Pelletler & Co.: Dugan A 
Raymond: Fernrrl & Co.: Joe Walson: Five 
Musical Smiths; Hem-la A ''o. : Florence 

Howes; Stewart Slaters & Escort; Lee Burth: 
Hobble A Dale. Polk A Miles; Marr A Evans; 
pictures. 

HUH (Joseph Mack, mgr.; agent. Fred 
Mardo). — WlreleHS Balloon: lrn Donette; Zai - 
rell Bros., Hlte A Rallur; Codln A Christie; 
Raceford; Billy A Owens, pictures. 



The BIG GAIETY COMPANY" 

•An Immense hit thla week at the 

COLUMBIA THEATRE, NEW YORK 

The great company Include* 



Jos. Hollander, Al Herman, Kddle Lovett. Clara Douglass Racket t and Marie Beau- 
garde, the Majestic Mosleal Four, West and Benton, Fun In Jail and Al Herman mako 
the olio a big feature of the ahow. 



WILLIAMS and WARNER 

FRENCH COMEDY MUSICAL ACT INVKNTOB8 OF THE ( LACOPHONK 

THIS WEEK (Aud. 28) HAMMEISTEIN'S. NEW YORK Direction. ALF T. WILTON 



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New and Original Creation 

in "One" 

Management, JAMES S. DEVLIN 

Gaiety Theatre Building, New York I 



NIPMUC PARK (D. J. Sprague, mgr.; 
agent. Fred Mardo). — Wanatea; Horner Bur- 
nett; Franceaca Redding Co. ; Cloae Broa. ; 
pic t urea. 

SUPREME (J. Levey, mgr.; agent, Fred 
Mardo). — Codln A Chrlatle; Emlle Chevrlel ; 
Sullivan A Gordon; Frlzzo: pictures. 

ORPHEUM. Qutncy (T. M. Murray, mgr.; 
agent. Fred Mardo). — Ray Race ford; Sachs 
A Myers; Jack Hagan; The Royal Four; pic- 
tures. 

BEACON (Jacob Laurie, mgr.; agent. Fred 
Mardo). — Billy A Drew Sisters; Wilfred 
Marlon; The Ailerons; Emiltne; Hearn A 
Butter; Prof. Dodd; The Logana; Phil Mor- 
ton; plcturea. 

PASTIME (Frank Aiken, mgr.; agent, Na- 
tional). — Ed. Scott; Flying Waldo; Albion 
Broa.; Alive Ferguson; pictures. 

PARAGON PARK (F. E. Dodge, mgr.; 
agent, National). — Ellen Richards; Shelly 
Trio; Mel Eastman; Onthank A Blanchnrd; 
<!ertle Wllaon; pictures. 

BOWDOIN SQUARE (J. E. Commerford. 
mgr.; agent. National). — ('has. Kendall A Co.; 
Mr. A Mrs. Henderson: Lalare Trio; Dia- 
mond Four: The Roys; Lillian Keeley; Davis; 
pictures. 



J. Barry with a gold watch and chain at the 
meeting Sunday. Seven membera were initi- 
ated and aeven new applicatlona received. On 
account of the many playhouaea that will be 
open on Labor Day, the union will be unable 
to participate In the parade, but aome aort of 
a smoker or entertainment will be arranged 
for later In the evening. 



Lillian Hastings, a diving girl, doing an act 
at Auatln A Stones, injured her foot ao badly 
that ahe will be out of the act for a week. 
She waa standing on the aprlng board prepar- 
ing for a dive, when ahe overbalanced and 
toppled Into the water. She was treated by 
a physician and then removed to her hotel. 



The weight attached to an asbeatoa curtain 
In the Maiden Auditorium dropped to the 
basement Sunday, breaking a water main, 
which allowed torrents of water to flood the 
basement nnd called the fire department 
through an automatoc alarm. 



Local 11. of the Theatrical Stage Employes 
I'tilon. presented Past Grand President John 



Mrs. Chester Mayo, a member of Brookline 
society, notified the police that she had lost 
an $1,800 brooch In a downtown theatre. She 
Is of the opinion that the brooch was stolen, 
as she claims II was fastened so securely to 
her courage that It waa Impossible for it to 
become detached without aid. 



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How do you suppose our most famous actresses 
and society women, many over 60, keep young 
looking and attractive ? What Dr. Pratt has done 
for thousands of others he certainly can do for 
you. 

Call or write and allow Dr. Pratt to explain 
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FEATURE 

J SPECIALISTS 

Cur. 25th fflEET 

An all star bill has been promised for the 
opening of the new National, scheduled to 
open early In September. This house Is said 
to be the largest vaudeville theatre In the 
world. The booking Is done through the 
United Booking Offices. 



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Moving Picture Operators' Union No. 182 
has received 25 new applications for member- 
ship In the local, which will be acted upon 
at the coming meeting on next Wednesday. 
The union was organised April of last year 
and at the preaent time haa more than 300 
membera. Only two Boaton houaea are not 
unionised. 



William J. Harvey, a Roxbury boy, writes 
to his Boston friends, that he will be associ- 
ated with Lew Fields the coming season. 

Elena Klrmes, the opera singer, who made 
good In Italy, Is visiting her parents at Mel- 
rose. She will stay but a short time. She Is 
scheduled to appear In many European cities 
during the coming season. 

The Gaiety begins Sunday night concerts. 3. 
and Fred Mardo Is booking 'em in. He has 
also added house* at Mlddleton and New 
London, Conn., and one at Westerly, R. I. 

ST. LOUIS 

By FRANK E. ANFENOER. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.). — Mabel 
Hlte; Daleys; Hal Merrlt; Campbell A Yates; 
Sohenk A Van; Mullen A Corelll; Dorothy 
Rogers A Co.; Namba Japa. 

HIGHLANDS.— "Country Kids"; Gllmore 
Sisters and Brlgham; Walter Schrode and 
Lizzie Mulvey; Roy Cummlngs and Helen 
c.iadylnga; Black Brothers; Mayme Queucnlg. 
singing with Cavallo'a Band. 

AMERICAN (D. E. Russell, mgr.). -Sarah 
Paddennln. "The Third Degree." 

HEIGHTS (Harry Wallace, mgr.).— Hlgby 
Stockln. "The Minister's Son." 

STANDARD (Leo Relchenbach. mgr.).— 
"Lady Bucaneers." 

OAYETY (Charles Walters, mgr.).— Morton 
A More In "The Merry Whirl." 

MANNION'S (Mannlon Broa., nigra.).— 
Four American Gypsy Girls; Hampton A Has- 
sett; Karl, Morgan A Klein; and Alberto. 

Vaudeville and plcturea are the attraction 
nt the Suburban, and the American Band and 
plcturea at Delmar. 



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By HARRY HESS. 

EMPRESS (H. E. Robinson, mgr.; rehear- 
sal Sunday 10).— Maude A GUI, good In the 
position; Owen Wright, excellent; Kcnn.dv 
& Williams, very good; The Levlnos. good: 
Donahue A Stewart, hit; "The Telephone 
Olrls." featured. 

AMERICAN (Harry Hart, mgr.; agent. Con- 
solidated; rehearsal Monday 9).— The Jennets; 
Harry C. Renalle; McGary A McGary; r.--ah 
B. Stanley; Elmore A Washburn. 



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PEOPLE'S (James E. FenneBsy, mgrj. — 
•The Whirl of Mirth." It has been a long 
time since an audience applauded as vigor- 
ously as they did Eddie Collins and his asso- 
ciates. "Dooley's Reception" Is new and 
more than worth while. Maud Stevens, Nellie 
Walker. William Kenney, Billy Elliott and 
Edgar Hall are principals. | George M. George 
does some bright comedy work. 

STANDARD (Frank J. Clements, house 
agent). — "The Bowery Burlesquers." "Too 
Much Isaacs" Is the same as was used last 
year. Eddie Fitzgerald and Jack Qulnn were 
exceptionally funny and sent over a number 
of good new "slang" phrases. Chas. Jansen 
Is taking his deceased brother's part, doing 
very nicely; Ed Smith is taking Chas. Jan- 
sen's old part. Lizzie Frellgh resorts to a 
lot '( "nasty stuff" which should be dropped 
at once. Edna Green, a very pretty girl with 
a good voice and a figure seldom seen in 
burlesque, had everybody with her from the 
start. Minnie Lee also scored. Sammle 
Brown was good. Eight of the best dancers 
seen with any burlesque show for a long time, 
consisting of Zena Morln, Marie Zuber, Hen- 
rietta Morln, Anna Piper, Cutle Vincent, Bes- 
sie Morln, Anna Wedell and Irene Bingham 
helped wonderfully. Eight of the other girls 
sre show girls. The costuming Is lavish and 
the scenery adequate. Callan and Smith 
scored. Brown, Lee and Green, riot. "Mad- 
ame X-Cuse Me," burlesque, also used last 
year. 

WALNUT (W. W. Jackson, mgr. ; agent, S. 
A H.).— Thomas E. Shea in repertoire, fine. 

HEUCK'S O. H. (James E. Fennessy. mgr.; 
agent, 8. A H.). — The Black Pattl Company 
presented as good a musical comedy as was 
ever attempted by any colored aggregation of 
players heretofore. The whole company is 
talented In their respective lines. The sing- 
ing of Black Pattl and the comedy of Julius 
Glenn kept things pretty Interesting. 

LTCEUM (Andy Hetteshelmer, mgr.). — 
The John Lawrence Players In stock, cred- 
ible performance. 



NEW ORLEANS 

By O. M. Samuel. 

WE8T END PARK (Jules F. Bistes. mgr.; 
agent. W. V. M. A.; rehearsal Sunday 2). — 
Billy Ell wood; Billy Lynck; Ahlbergs; Pero 
ft Wilson. 

SPANISH FORT (Jules F. Bistes. mgr.; 
agent. W. V. M. A.; rehearsal Sunday 2). — 
Blossom Roberts; Williams & Culver; Edward 
La Zelle; Fuente's Band. 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr.)— Vaude- 
ville. 



There has been a defection In the ranks of 
Local No. 174, American Federation of Musi- 
cians. The Insurgents claim they have not 
been getting a square deal and will form a 
little union all their own. 



The Grcenwnll reopens with vaudeville Sun- 
day. The opening show, booked by B. J. 
Williams, contains Alma ft Howard. Kenneth 
R. Walte, Casslus ft Lamar. Mettle Maud. 
Davis ft Hodge, Dennlckc & Gentry and 
Woods' Animals. Night prices, ten-twenf- 
thlrt'; mats., ten-twent'. 



West End Park and Spanish Fort close next 
week. 

M. Closset will be the loading baritone at 
the French Opera House the coming season. 



George Barrlnger, erstwhile manager of the 
Lyric, has been appointed advertising agent 
of the Shubert theatre, Atlanta. 



Tom Campbell, manager of the Tulane 
and Crescent theatres, came down from New 
York on the steamer Creole. The crew re- 
port that he made an excellent sailor, except- 
ing whin the vessel passed a lighthouse. Then 
he grew seasick. Campbell has divulged a 
great scheme for making money — buying act- 
ors for what the puWIc thinks they are worth 
and selling them for what they think they 
are worth. 



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BALTIMORE 



B]T ARTHUR L. BOBB. 

KURD'S (Charles E. Ford, mgr.; K. ft E. ). 
—Howe's Pictures; good business. Week 4. 
Ida St. Leon in "Polly of the Circus." 

AUDITORIUM (E. L. Perry, mgr.; Shubert) 
■ — Klnremacolor Coronation Pictures. Mon- 
day week 4, Al. H. Wilson in "The German 
Prince." 

HOLLIDAY ST. (William Rife, mgr.; S. ft 
H.). — "Royal Sam"; fair, big houses. Week 
4, "Another Man's Wife." 

GAYETY (Wm. Ballauf. mgr.) — Knicker- 
bockers, good business. Week 4, Howe's Love 
Makers 

MONUMENTAL (Montague Jacobs, mgr.) — 
"Tiger Lilies;" fair business. Week 4, "Miss 
New York." Jr. 

MARYLAND (F. C. Schanberger. mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10 A- M.) 
— Ploetz-Larella Sisters, good; Burnam ft 
Greenwood, strong Impression 



ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. B. PULASKI. 

YOUNG'S PIER (Jack D. Flynn, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.).. — Joe Welch, hit: Trovato, 
hit; Rolfe's "Ye Colonial Septet." hit; Qulnn 
ft Mitchell, went very big; Ray Dooley and 
Minstrels (New Acts); Miller ft Tempest, 
very clever; Hall Brothers, excellent; Three 
Escardos. excellent; May Melville, well liked. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young ft 
Kennedy Crossan. mgrs. ; Wlstar Oroocket'. 
bus. mgr.; agent. Jos. Dawson direct). — Harry 
Thorne & Co.; Baccacclo Trio; Steve Mlaco; 
Ad. Carlyle's Ponies; Renzetta ft La Rue; 
Four Casting Dunbars; George Beech's Min- 
strels: M. P. 

STEEL PIER (J. Bothwell, mgr.). — Mur- 
phy's American Minstrels; M. P. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER (R. Morgan ft W. 
H. Fennan, mgrs.). — M. P. 

CRITERION (J. Child ft C. Daly, mgrs.).-— 
M. P. 

COMET (Anson ft Levy, mgrs). — M. P. 

EXPOSITION (Purchase ft Talt. mgra). - 
M. P. 

APOLLI (Fred E. Moore, mgr.; K. & E.). 
-Julian Kltlnge In "The Fascinating 
Widow." 



"The Fascinating Widow," with Julian El 
tinge In the title role, opened its second sea- 
son at the Apollo Monday night. It was at 
this house that the show had its premiere 
about a year ago. The "Widow" this season 
has practically an entirely new production, 
although the book remains the same. It Is 
said that twice as much money has been 
spent on the show as last year. Mr. Elllnge 
has a new wardrobe. His gowns and dresses 



are beautiful and are scheduled to set wo- 
mankind "crasy" about them. Several new 
musical numbers have been added to the 
score. The newcomers In the cast are Wi- 
nona Winter. Natalie Alt and Lionel Walsh. 



B. A. Rolfe and his band finish their sea- 
son on Young's Pier 10. This will have made 
thel. run ten weeks and two days, and breaks 
the record for consecutive time for a big 
band on the pier. The organization has 
proven a big, popular success. 

Charles Frohman presents (11) Blllle Burke 
In "The Runaway," a new comedy In three 
acts by Pierre Veber and Henry de Grosse. 
The English adaption Is by Michael Mor- 
ton, author of "My Wife," In which Miss 
Burke supported John Drew a few years ago. 
The title role Is that of a young artist who 
has great confidence In her ability. But hei 
elders cannot see it at all and their solution 
to the problem Is marriage. 8he runs away 
and Incidentally marries the man of her 
choice. C. Aubrey Smith will play opposite 
Miss Burke. 



Trovato. the dandy violinist, featured on 
Young's Pier this week, came near not get- 
ting here on time Monday. He started down 
In his motor car. When about a half hour 
out from New York something went wrong 
and the car was useless. He was compelled 
to return to New York and come on by' train, 
arriving at 3.80 In the afternoon. Without 
rehearsal he played and made the usual 
"clean-up." 

Miss R. M. Grante, who is a member of 
Corse Payton's Brooklyn stock, left here 
after a stay of several months. 



Al Florida, quartered at the Hygela all 
summer and who is a partner of Fred Moore 
In the "Creation of the World." goes out 
ahead of the "Winning Widows." 



Alva York is doing a new act at the Savoy 
this week. 

The Steeplechase Pier. It Is said, has dou- 
bled Its takings over last season. The Pavil- 
ion of Fun will close about Oct. 1. It Is 
planned to keep the ballroom going all win- 
ter. In the theatre, pictures will be shown 
as formerly. 



DENVER 



By CHARLES LONDONER. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.. agent. 
Orpheum Circuit: rehearsal Monday 3). — 
"The Photo Shop" pleased: Gene Greene, big 
lilt; Marcel & Boris Trio, good: Havlland ft 
Thornton, laugh getters: Ellda Morris, nicely: 
Guerrero * I'armen. excellent: Marseilles, 
clever. 



PANTAGE8 (W. J. Tlmmons, mgr.).— Seven 
Sambos Arabs, good; Bob Ferns, fair; Gard- 
ner Family, also fair; Tossing Austins and 
Klllarney Girls, pleased. 



The Barker, running again, same manage- 
ment as Tabor Grand and Broadway, using 
four vaudeville acts and pictures. It's a 6c. 
house and books through Hsgen Agency (lo- 
cal). 



Buffalo Bill played to good business 23-24 
despite cold weather. 



BROADWAY THEATRE (Peter McCourt. 
mgr.). — Opened 21 with "The Spring Maid." 
Mlssl Hajos leading. 



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AUSTRALIA 

By MARTIN C. BRENNAN. 

Sydney, July 20. 
HER MAJESTY'S.— The critics are some- 
what divided as to the merits of H. B. 
Irving as a Shakespearian actor, many going 
so far as to affirm that the actor was fortu- 
nate in having the Illustrious Henry Irving 
to pave the way for his son. The battle of the 
newspapers has resulted In crowded houses 
for the "Hamlet" season. 

ADELPHI. — This fine house, given over to 
the drama of the submerged multitude, hss a 
most atrocious offering in "The Mother of 
His Child." A somewhat capable caste ap- 
pears really sorry to think It Is compelled to 
collect its salary under the plea of acting. 
Marlow, in catering for the popular form of 
melodrama, should aspire for the sensational 
and not for the pawky. "The Mother of His 
Child," will not suit anybody with Intellect, 
nor will it give good box-office returns. 

CRITERION.— "The Gay Grlzette." carries 
a versatile company which manfully struggles 
to put a bright face on a somewhst dull of- 
fering. Nell Finnls, Tom Grases, Florence 
.1 meson and Frank Lincoln deserve every en- 
couragement." The piece will be withdrawn 
this Saturday in favor of "Sergeant Brue." 

ROYAL. — "The Balkan Princess" continues 
in popular favor, business being particularly 
good. 

THEATRE ROYAL (Melbourne).— "The 
Witness for the Defense," with Ethel Irving, 
the English actress, in her original creation 
of Stella Ballantyne, is a revelation here. 

KING'S (Melbourne. — An Australian 

drama, "The Man from Outback," with Its 
pleasing local atmosphere, was revived Isat 
week. Eugenie Duggan. Roy Redgrave, Bert 
Bailey and all the old favorites are again 
playing. Such a drama as this would. If 
taken abroad, give a good Idea of the habit 
and customs of our people way back in the 
woods. 

HER MAJESTY'S (Melbourne).— "Oar Miss 
Glbbs." repeating Sydney success. Record run 
is predicted. 

PRINCESS (Melbourne).— "Lover's Lane" 
now on the finish a perfectly acted little offer- 
ing with Llzette Parkes and Harry Plimmer 
In the leading roles, productive of good busi- 
ness. 

THEATRE KOYAL ( Adelaide).— "The 

Woman In the Case." Business big. 

TIVOLI. — Blnns ft Blnns. hit. Splsaell 
Uroa ft Mack, now putting In some tine work: 
Alclde Capltalne. One; Francis ft Alfred, 
good; also Fanny Powers. Vaude ft Verne. 
Dancing McLeans, Two Llllles. 

NATIONAL.— Vagges. revelation. Millie 
Doris. English low comedy, big hit: DiasJ 
Monkeys, likewise; Toby Claude, Frank Yorke. 
Walter Whyte, Jones A Jamleson and others. 
COLISEUM. North Sydney across the water. 
-J. C. Bain, has opened a vaudeville show. 
Two nights a week see good houses, the re- 
maining four nights showing no startling 
returns Fairly good bill. 

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acrobats: Relchen's Dogs, Scott Gibson, usual 
holdovers. 

GAIETY (Melbourne). — Daisy Harcourt. 
playing to records for this house; Hessle, 
comedy Juggler, doing well; George Sorlle, 
Queen A LcBrun; Kitty Qulnn; Melrose A 
Monties; Joe Archer; Vernon A Mack. 

TIVOLI (Adelaide). — Perezoffs, jugglers; 
Cadwell A Verne; Sydney Bach, pianist and 
Peggy Pryde. 

At Brisbane, the opposition fight still con- 
tinues. The Brennan Syndicate has taken a 
big grip and Is determined to hang on. The 
Holland house Is showing a slightly better 
program, but, comparing the salary lists, the 
Brennan people are doing almost as well 



for leas money. Joe St. Clair, the general 
manager, of the Circuit, evidently means to 
make Brisbane a permanency for his houses- 
Armstrong & Verne, the Plquays and McOree 
and Reeco and big features at the Koyai, 
whilst Harris & Vernon, Graham A Dent and 
the Kavanaghs aro at the Empln 

The City Council objected to the theatre 
queqs (?) which nightly collects around tne 
various show houses. Managers pur forward 
the plea that it' the old-time method of rush- 
ing the doors were to again come into force 
the number of casualties would be appalling. 
A suggestion to have all seats numbered, 
tickets to be on sale all day, was proposed; 
but nothing definite wus done The queque 
(?), for the present, will stand. 

The Potter-Hartwell Trio are now playing 
the Fuller time In New Zealand. They will 
return and play Australia again after their 
present engagement. It is Just possible that 
the act will try for English bookings, al- 
though there is plenty of time waiting for 
them in America. 



Barnold's Animal Act Is now at the Wlnter- 
garten, Berlin, or should be. 

Will Robey Is to be married within the next 
month or so, to Emmie Hardle, the soubret. 
Both are now working with New Zealand 
showa 

Sousu'a Band gives a farewell performance 
In Sydney next Monday, after which country 
towns will be taken. The Australian sea- 
son terminates In a couple of months time. 
The organisation should be back home about 
Dec. 15. 



Millie Doris, the English low-comedy artist, 
who made such a big hit on her Australian 
opening, is booked up by the Brennan Syndi- 
cate for twelve montha 



Barnes and West, the American "Fashion 
Plate" dancers, will probably play this time 
again early next year. 

Hayman A Franklin are booked over here 
with Rlckards, about next March. This will 
be their second visit 



Sid Brennan, a son of James Brennan, the 
National managing director, returned from 
England last week. Several new acta Tor the 
circuit, accompanied him. 



Alf Holt, the American mimic, Is playing 
his return Melbourne season with Rlckards. 
Holt has been a very successful act ho re. 



All these acts came here, originally, to play 
the Brennan time and now the Rlckards 
people are taking them over to play their 
theatres. Although they had previously ap- 
peared In the various cities, It is possible that 
not 10 per cent, of Rlckards audience had 
seen them during their time on the opposi- 
tion. This is a peculiar feature here, owing 
to the difference in the class of audienoe. 

Nikola, the conjurer, is touring Australia 
to good buslnesa 



The Musical Gardlners, ere returning to 
America, will take out a road show. Jimmy 
Valdore Is now working Queensland with a 
picture show in conjunction with the act, 
and Gardlnes will do likewise. 

Jules Garrison will rest for a week or two 
after his New Zealand season. He will open 
again with the Brennan people early next 
month. 

J. D. Williams, the man who has revolution- 
ized picture shows In Australia, leaves for 
America by the next mall. Ho has made a 
power of money and will leave a series of 
tin'- houses as a memento of his sojourn here. 
It is probable that he will return to Australia 
again shortly. 

ALTOONA, PA. 

OHPHEUM (A. E. Denman. mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 11). — Von 
Hoven, hit; Sambo Girls, good; Chas. A. 
Clark & Co.. pleasing; Field A Farnum, good; 
Harry Thriller, well received. 

MISHLEH (I. C. Mlshler, mgr.).— 21. "The 
Night Riders.' business fair. 22, "High Fly- 
ers," ordinary business. 23, "Queens of the 
•Folles Bergere," good. 24, "Big Banner 
Show, business good. 26. "The Nest Egg," 
excellent. 28, "The Stampede," fair busi- 
ness. Sept. 2, "The Country Boy." 6. Harry 
Davenport in "The Commuters," 7-9, "Thais." 

G. L. WONDERS. 



ATLANTA, OA. 

FORSYTH (H. L. Cardoza, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 11). — Adelaide Nor- 
wood; Arthur Pickens A Co.; Barnes A King; 
Ed. Morton; Ward A Curran; Nonnette; 
Jacobs Dogs. 

BIJOU (H. L. De Give, mgr; agent, Green- 
wood Theat. A'g'cy). — Those Four Kids; Edith 
Dumont; Nutty McNutts; Chas. La Salle; 
Proctor & Clark. 

BONITA (Chas. Morris, mgr. ; agent, Green- 
wood Theat. A'g'c'y). — Tom Kerr; Curly Ross; 
Shadrlck ft Talbot. 

AMERICAN (F. P. Holland, mgr.; agent, 
Greenwood Theat. A'g'c'y). — Shields ft Root; 
Evelyn Klnnard; Denlcke ft Gentry; Elsie 
Williams. 

LYRIC (H. Cardoza, mgr). — Emma Bunting 
Players, "The Burglar's Daughter." 

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BANGOR, ME. 
NICKEL (H. F. Atkinson, mgr.).— Etta 
Gardner. Al. D. Weston. 

OPERA HOUSE (Frank A. Owen, mgr.). — 
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Alberto, excellent; Bert Bright, very good; 
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SHEAS (M. Shea, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.; 
rehearsal 10). — Eight Palace Girls, hit; Irma 
Clayton A Players, excellent; Will Rogers, 
scored; Conroy & Lemare, good; Welch, 
Mealy 4k Montrose, pleased; Elsie Faye, good; 
Six Musical Splllers, good; Millard Brothers, 
pleased. 

STAR.— Edgar Selwln In "The Arab"; fair 
business. 

TECK. — W. T. Carlton Opera Co., good 
business. 

LYRIC— "The Goose Girl," capacity busi- 
ness. 

LAFAYETTE (Bag 4k Buckley, nigra).— 
Zallah's Own Co., fair business. 

OARDEN (J. White, mgr.; Eastern Wheel). 
— "Golden Crook," to capacity. 

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CLEVELAND, OHIO. 

HIPPODROME (H. A. Daniels, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. rehearsal Monday 10). — Richard- 
son's Dogs, scored; Johnny Johnston, favor; 
Garner & Stoddard, did well; Kajiyama. fea- 
ture; Cross A Josephine, pleased; Ruth St. 
Denis, headliner; Avery & Hart, entertain; 
Martlnettl & Sylvester, good. 

GRAND (J. H. Michels, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. rehearsal Monday 10). — Hall's Dogs, well 
trained; Belle Dixon, pleased; Musical Mil- 
lers, fair; Mr. & Mrs. Maynard, favor; The 
Baldwins, choice; Kusuna, headliner. 

PROSPECT (H. A. Daniels, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — De Lisle, clev- 
er; Ward Weber, very good Haight & Deane, 
fair; William Cahlll. well received; Willard 
& Bond, feature; Four .Southern Singing Girls, 
pleased; Laypo & Benjumin, clever. 

PRISCILLA (Procter E. Seas, mgr.; agent, 
Gus Sun; rehearsal Monday 10). — Church City 
Four; Jane Barber; Stanley A Bros.; Harris 
A Beauguard Ingalls, Dufficld A Ingalls; 
Flora Browing & Keller. 

STAR (Drew & Campbell, mgrs.; rehearsal 
Monday 10).— "The Kentucky Belles." Busi- 
ness good. 

EMPIRE (E. A. McArdel, mgr.; rehearsal 
Monday 10). — Al. Reeves' Beauty Show. Big 
business. 

WALTER D. HOLCOMli. 



DES MOINES. 

INGERSOLL PARK (Geo. McCartney, mgr.; 
S. A C.).— Week 21: U. S. A. Boys, feature; 
Julia Glfford, good; Mrs. Bob Fltzslmmnos. 
pleased; Rlggs A Wltchle, good; Mann & 
Franks, clever; Claud Rauf, good. 

FOSTERS— 27-30, "The Country Boy." 

BERCHEL.— 27-29. "The Flirting Princess;" 
30-81, "Prince of Tonight." 

PRINCESS— Stock. JOE. 



DETROIT, MICH. 

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rehearsal Monday 10). — Selblnl A Grovlnl. 
clever; Al Carleton, scream; Evers- Wisdom 
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Fiddler*, big; Reed Bros., fine; DeLaur Dun. 
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MILES (C. \V. l'orter. mgr.; T. D. c. re- 
hearsal Monday 10). — Plwltt, fair; All. n & 
Lee. nicely; t'alne A Odom. good; Walter 
Law & Co., (rood; Toney & Norman, applause; 
Nat Nazarro & Co., fine. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.: K. & E> 

— 'The Moral Code." Business fair. 
CiARRICK (Richard Lawrence, mgr.; Shn- 

bert). — Stock. Capacity. 

LYCKUM (Charles Warner. Mgr. S & H ) 

— "The White Slave." Business good. 
AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr. ).- "Bo- 
hemians." To capacity. 

OAVKTY (John Ward, mgr. i. 'Craeker- 
Jarks." Ill k houses. 

FAMILY (John I*. Harris, mgr.; agent. 
Morganstern). — Wenn's Circus; Margaret New- 
ton * Co.; Collins & Hubert : Rowe & Clin- 
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2S-2f>. Sells-Floto Circus. 

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GRAND (Thellon A I'rlckett. mars., agent, 
W. V. A.; rehearsal Monday 1 1 ). — Burnlsson 
& Taylor, good; Louise Do Foggl«, f-ilr; Cole. 
Russell A Davis, riot; Lady Carman good 
5. "The Third Degree." 

H. F. RARTLETT 



KLMIRA, N. Y. 

MAJESTIC (G. H. Veil Demark, mgr.; 
agent. 1'. H. (» . ; Monday rehearsal 12.10). - 
2.S-30, Charles W. Terrls & Co.. entert ainlug ; 
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Helen Jollet. big; Savoy & Savoy, well re- 
ceived; Rose A Adams, laughs; Lewis & Bell, 
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F()FR MILK CRKF.K (|[. T. F-.ster. mgr); 
Harry Hahn. agt i Musieal stork, big. 

HAPPY HOIK iD. H. Connelly, mgr). 
Silent Mora. good. hums K- /.ay, well re- 
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TEMPLE (J. O. Appleton, mgr.).. — 12, "Top 
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ORPHEUM (Wilmer St Vincent, mgrs.; 
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St Went, fair; Wentworth, Vesta St Teddy, 
plea— d ; Mr. St Mrs. Edwin Connelly, very 
pleasing; Linden Beck with, encores; "Ten 
Dark Knights," well applauded; O'Brien, 
Harel St Kyle, laughs; Great Asahi Co.. fine. 

MAJESTIC (Reis Circuit Co.. mgrs.; N. C. 
Myrfck, local rep.). — 25. "Nest Egg." Poor 
business. 26. Dockstaders Minstrels, big 
houses. 29, Ram. Devere's Co., burlesque. 

J. P. J. 



JAMESTOWN, N. Y. 

CELORON (J. J. Waters, mgr. ; U. B. O..I 
agent; rehearsal, Monday 10). — Valerie Ber- 
gere A Co., big hit; Four Charles, clever; 
Fantelle A Vallorle, good; Stadium Trio, 
pleased; Joe Kelsey, satisfactory. 

LAWRENCE T. BERLINER. 



LINCOLN, NEB. 

OLIVER (F. C. Zehrung, mgr).— 24. "Spring 
Maid," capacity; Sept. 4-9, Henry Woodruff; 
week 21, Innes A Ryan, recalled; J. C. Short, 
good; Eugene A Mar; Lynne A Bonnie Har- 
zard; good houses. 

LYRIC (L. M. Gorman, mgr.). — Week 21: 
Schaar- Wheeler Trio, excellent; Carl Dama- 
rest, pleased; 111. songs A m.p. ; fine business. 

LEE LOGAN. 



LOH ANGELES, CAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. agent, 
direct Monday rehearsal 10). — Week 21, 
splendid program: W. H. Thompson A Co., 
headliner. Instantaneous success; Dan Burke 
A Wonder Girls, interesting; The Dandies, 
capital; Patsy Doyle, big hit. Holdovers — 
Gerald Grlffln A Co.; Fay, Two Coleys A Fay; 
Clifford Walker; Lorch Family. 

EMPRESS (D. B. Worley. mgr.; S.-C. agent; 
Monday, rehearsal 11). — Week 21, best pro- 
gram In weeks: Josephine Sabel, big favor- 
ite; Farrell Bros., excellent; Paul Conchas 
entertaining; I)e Frates. daring; Dancing Du 
pars, pleasing; Florence Modena & Co.. good. 

PANTAGES (Carl Walker, mgr.; agent di- 
rect; Monday, rehearsals 11). — Week 21 Mor- 
ris Golden, laugh producer; Savo, dexterous 
Grace de Wlntres, fair; Operatic Trio, ordi 
nary; Richard Freeman & Co., good; Shoot 
ing Stars, novel. 

MAJESTIC (Oliver Mdrosco, mgr.; S.-C.).— 
Second week: "Baby Mine," good business. 



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The Original Clastic Posers and Statue Wrestlers 

Daniel Frey, Producer and Manager. 

Next Week (Sept. 4) KEITH'S, BOSTON 

Just completed Entire ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 
Routed solid for Season 1911-12 by the UNITED BOOKING OFFICES OF AMERICA. 



The Marimba Band 

(THE RIAL HEADLINE ACT) 

RETURNED FROM ONE YEAR'S TOUR OF EUROPE 

HERE'S THE WORST NEWSPAPER NOTICE THEY EVER RECEIVED 

" Besides Harry Lander, the OTHER ORDINARY vaudeville acts were Julian 
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MA80N (W. T. Wyatt, mgr.; K. A E.).— 
Week 21 Richard Carle, "Jumping Jupiter." 
big house. "The Girl In the Taxi" coming. 

EDWIN F. O'MALLEY 



LOWELL, MASS. 

MERRIMACK SQUARE (J. H. Carroll. 

mgr. agent. J. Qulgley; rehearsal 11 A. M.). 

—Kendal Weston, very good; Little Mary 

Green, good; Presco, pleased; Gilbert & 

King, hit; Anna McMahon, good. 

HATHAWAY (Gartland & Shafer. mgrs.).— 
Stock. 

CAMBIE (LAKE PARK (J. W. Gamon. 
mgr.). — La Petite Emelle Troupe; Fields & 
Hanson; Carbrey & "Bros.; Puveter A Co. 

LOWELL OPERA HOUSE (Julius Cahn. 
mgr.).— Sept 2, Ward A Yokes In "Trouble 
Makers. JOHN J. DAWSON. 



MALDEN, MASS. 
AUDITORIUM (W. D. Bradstreet, mgr.; 
agent, Qulgley Amusement Bureau; rehearsal 
Monday 11). — Wm. P. Burt Co., big; Ander- 
son A Golnes. good; Shorty Edwards, great; 
Belt rah A Beltrah, favorites. 

T. C. KENNET. 



MILFOBD, MASS. 
LAKE NIPMUC PARK (Dan. J. Sprague, 
mgr.; Fred Mardo, agent). — Princess Wan-a- 
tea. excellent; Close Brothers, clever; Horner 
Barnett, excellent; Francesca Redding Co.. 
hit; Sadie Rogers, excellent. 

CHA8. E. LACKEY. 



MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

MAJESTIC (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; Or- 
pheum rircult; rehearsals Monday, 10.30. — 
Jeters A Rogers, good; Ethel MacDonough, 
pleasing: Smith A Melnotte 81sters, artistic; 
Boers. Walters A Crowoker, fair; Knute Eric- 
son, popular; Victor Moore A Co., pleasing; 
Temple Quartette, tine; Four Regals, great. 

CRYSTAL (Ed. Raymond, mgr; T. B. C. 
agent; rehearsals Monday, 10.30). — Alice 
Barry, pleasing; Anna Jordan A Co., good; 
Three ('omlques, novel; Musical McLarens, 
superior. 

OAYETY (Wm. E. Mick, mgr.) —"Midnight 
Maidens." 

STAR. -"Girls from Reno." 

HERBERT MORTON. 



NEW LONDON, CONN. 

LYCEUM (Walter T. Murphy, mgr.).— 2fi. 
"Three Twins, poor. 28, McCune & Ward's 
Vaudeville, big houses; Vaughner A Pater- 
son, good; Frankle Slegel, excellent; Byron 
A Clare, fair; Davo Lynn, hit; The Har- 
ringtons, good. 30, Zelda Sears in "Tin- 
Nest Egg." 31, "Thy Neighbor's Wife." 

EMPIRE. — (Empire Amusement Co.); How-' 
& Edwards, funny. 

ORPHEUM (Bullock A Davis, mgrs.).-- 
Edgar Foreman A Co., big business. 

S. M. V 



NORFOLK, VA. 

COLONIAL (Wilmer A Vincent, mgrs; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal 10 Monday). — 
Ioleen Sisters, excellent; Raymond & Hall, 
bright; Tom Linton A Jungle Girls, full of 
ginger; Kate Watson, hit; George Harcourt 
A Co.. artistic; Smith A Campbell, big lilt: 
George B. Reno A Co., continuous roar. 

MAJESTIC (Otto Wells, mgr.; agent, Nor- 
man Jeffries). — 28-30, Ben Franklin & Hln 
Kiddles, excellent; Bernle, excellent; Cornell 
A Wilbur, good. 31-2, Jaddo, Wagner A Lee; 
Yvette Rugel. 

ACADEMY (Otto Wells. mgr.).— 28-31. 
"Dante's Inferno," excellent house. Sept. 1-2, 
"Nest Egg." 



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GRANBY (Otto Wells, ragr.; 8. * H. event; 
rehearsal Monday 2). — "House Next Door," ex- 
cellent, fine business. 

ORPHEUM (Wllmer A Vincent, mgrs.; Nor- 
man Jeffries, agent). — 28-30, Jadoo, clever; 
Yvetto Rugel, good; Wagner A Lee, good. 
31-2, Ben Franklin A Kiddles; Bernle A Cor- 
nell ft Wilbur. 



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NORWICH, CONK. 

AUDITORIUM (J. F. Egan, mfr.; U. B. O., 
agent; rehearsal Monday and Thursday, 11). — 
28-30, Ellott ft Neff, clever; Vallerle Sisters, 
good; Fred Primrose, excellent. 



EMPIRE (J. H. Tebbetts, mgr.; U. B. O 
agent; rehearsals. Monday 10).— "Bathing 
Girls." hit; Morrlssey ft Hanlon, big; Bush ft 
Peyser, very good; Golden ft Neville Co.. very 
good; Perry ft Elliott, pleased; Roser's Dogs, 
good; George Lucler. good. 

FRANKLIN. 



OMAHA, NEB. 

ORPHEUM (Wm. Byrne, mgr.; agent, Or- 
pheum Circuit; rehearsal 8unday 10). — Mar- 
tini Bros., good; Brent Hayes, applause; Mar- 
velous Millers, clever; Lynch ft Zeller, hit: 
John A Emma Ray, big; Cookley. Hanvey ft 
Dunleavy. good; Loja Troupe, fine. 

OAYETY (E. L. Johnson, mgr.). — "College 
Girls," big business. 

KRUG (Chas. A. Franks, mgr.)— 27, "Wash- 
ington Society Girls." Largs housea 

BRANDEI8 (W. D. Burgees, mgr.; K. ft E.) 
—31. "Flirting Princess." 

AMERICAN (Ed. Monohan, mgr.). — Stock. 

S. L. KOPALD. 



ONEONTA, N. Y. 

ONEONTA (George Roberts, mgr. ; agent. 
Prudential; rehearsals Monday and Thursday 
1). — 24-26 Tom Dalton, good; Shepperly Sis- 
ters, hit; 28-30. Everton ft Jago, pleased; 
Kantor ft Goldle, ordinary; 31-2, Alabama 
Four; Toddy ft Everette. 

ONEONTA (George Roberts. mgr.) — 4. 
"Along the Kennebec"; 6, "The Chorus Lady." 

DE LONG. 



PORTLAND, MAINE. 

CAPE (E. V. Phelan, mgr.— "The Time, 
the Place ft the Girl." 

GEM (Brown, mgr.). — Stock, last week. 

JEFFERSON (Julius Cahn. lessee ft mgr.). 
-81-2, "At the Old Cross Roads"; 4-6, "The 
Girl In the Taxi." 

KEITH (James Moore, mgr.). — Stock. 

PORTLAND (J. W. Greeley, mgr. agent. 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10.30). — Capt. Nat 
Resaler. clever; Ellison & Riese, hit; Chas. 
Gill ACo., excellent; Jack Atkins, laughing 
hit; Meneeteckel, feature. 

RIVERTON PARK (Smith, mgr.; agent, J. 
W. Gorman; rehearsal Monday 1). — Marimba 
Band; Jennings ft Renfrew; Laurll Ordway; 
Mamill ft Co.; Three Shorties. 

SCENIC (Westbrook), (Guy P. Woodman, 
mgr.; agent, U. B. O. rehearsals Monday 
and Thursday 1). — Mason ft Pease, tremen- 
dous Braddock & Lelghton, excellent. 



PITTSBURGH. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — The Rials, nov- 
elty: Cameron ft Gaylord. won favor; Frank 
Stafford ft Company, well received; Ellis ft 
McKenna, applause: Charles Fletcher, well 
liked; Fields and Lewis, laughter; Gus Ed- 
wards' Bong Review, big hit. 

FAMILY (John P. Harris, mgr.; agent, 
Morganstern). — Lambertl Trio, scored; Bar- 
bour ft Doone, good; Jack Richards, favor; 
Powers A Freed, amusing; Lewelleyn A Stan- 
ley, well received; Virginia Arthur, took well; 
Hank Adams, applause; Qulnn- Adams Trio, 
encorea 

LYCEUM (C. R. Wilson, mgr.; agent, 8. 
A H.). — "The Traveling Salesman"; 4, "Three 
Twins." 

DUOUE8NE (Management, John P. Harris 
and Harry Davis). — "Stock." 

ALVTN (John B. Reynolds, mgr.; agent, 
Bhuberts). — Lew Dockstader's Minstrels; 4, 
Grace George In "Just to Get Married." 

GAYETY (Henry Kurtzman, mgr.) — Jersey 
Lilies. 

ACADEMY (Harry Williams, mgr.).— "Jolly 
Bachelors." 

HIPPODROME (Management of Harry Da- 
vis and John P. Harris). — Corrlgan A Vivian; 
Meeh Trio; Hugh F. Blaney; Contl's Fire- 
works; Zara Carmen Trio; The Rexos; Three 
Zechs: The Lesrerts; Harrison Bros.; Sey- 
mour's Dogs: Merrltt-Mart Trio. 

M. 8. KAUL. 



PORTLAND, ORE. 

PANTAGES (John A. Johnson, mgr.; agent 
direct; rehearsal, Monday 11). — Week 21: 
King, Sinclair, Livingstone A Co., excellent; 
Ryan A Tucker, excellent; Walter Perclval 
Co., good; Fred Wyckoff; May Taylor. Du- 
mltrescu A Glrnn. 

ORPHEUM (Frank Coffinberry. mgr.; agent 
direct; rehearsal, Monday 10). — Wedk 21: 
"Cheyenne Days," exciting; Lloyd A Roberts, 
scream; Barnes, Remlng A Co., hit; Klein 
Bros. A Brennan, fair; Three Magic Flutes, 
treat; Mabelle Fonda Troupe, clever; Trio Du 
Gros. fair. 

EMPRESS (Chas. Ryan, mgr; agent, S.-C. ; 
rehearsal, Monday 11). — Week 21: Alblnl; 
Heeley A Meeley, hit; Ward A Cullen, excel- 
lent; Joe Cook, clever; Kaufman A Sawtclle, 
hit: Hoyt. Lesslg A Co., excellent. 

HEILIG (W. T. Pangle, mrg.. Cort.).— 
Stock; excellent business. 

W. R. BREED. 



RENOVO, PA. 

FAMILY (Albright A McCarthy, mgrs.)— W. 
Holland, very good; Hurley A Hurley, clever; 
31-2, Hoyt A Marlon; Mile. Alferretta. 

WM. E. ALBRIGHT. 



ROANOKE, VA. 

JEFFER80N (Isadore Schwartz. mgr.; 
agent, Norman Jefferles; rehearsal Monday 
and Thursday 2.80). — Billy Baron, good; Gor- 
man A West, fair; Jean Irwin, pleased; Cap- 
ital City 4, well received. 



Beginning 8ept. 4. the Jefferson wt'.i split 
with the new Trent In Lynchburg. Va. 

T. B. 



PTTT8FTELD. MASS. 

COLONIAL (Jas. Sullivan, mgr.; K. A E.. 
agent). — 24-26, Constance Crawley A Co., 
business good. Week 28. Helen Grayce A Co. 

MAJESTIC (Wm. Nagle, mgr.).— 24-28. 
Tennel A Tyson, very good; Tucker, good. 
28-80, Holmes A Buchanan: Plquo; Charles 
Webber. 



NT. JOHNS, N. B. 
OPERA HOUSE (H. J .Anderson, mgr.).— 
25-26, "The Flight of Princess Iris." business 
poor; 28-31. "Baby Mine." 

L. H. CORTRIGHT 



ST. PAUL. 
ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.. agent, 
direct; rehearsal Sunday 10). — Edward Abeles 



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reputation as a producer and performer needs 
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Address MISS CAIRO PORTELLO, 
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT .OF THE 

United States for the Southern District of 
New York. — In Bankruptcy. — In the matter 
of EDWARD C. WHITE. Bankrupt— Chas. 
Shongood. U. S. Auctioneer for the Southern 
District of New York In Bankruptcy, sells 
Tuesday. Sept. 5th. 1911. by order of the 
court, at 10.30 A. M at the Garden Theatre. 
27th St. Madison Ave.. Borough of Manhat- 
tan, assets of tho above bankrupt, consisting 
of theatrical scenery, costumes, costume 
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A Co., good; The Courtiers, food; Clark & 
Bergman, pleased; Howard A North, good; 
Seebacka, entertaining; Redway A Lawrence, 
good; Brgottl Llllputlans, good. 

EMPRESS. — Brothers Byrne, good; Two 
Rosea pleased; Moore A Palmer, acceptable; 
Edward Clark, went well; Halllgan A Ward, 
O. K. 

PRINCESS.— Lottie LeClalr; Murdos; Will- 
iams A Gordon. 

ALHAMBRA. — Mulvey A Amoros; Margue- 
tlte. Marlowe A Picks; Wills A Estelle. 

GAIETY. — The Hunters; Pour Honnells; 
Amy Cartwrlght. 

MAJESTIC opens i. 

METROPOLITAN.— "Bright Eyes," flne; 
Chauncey Olcott next week. 

GRAND.— "In Old Kentucky." Next week 
"Mrs. Wlggs of the Cabbage Patch." 

8HUBSRT.— Rose Sydell, pleasing. 

STAR.— Williams' "Imperials," pleasing. 

SALT LAKE. 

ORPHEUM.— Week 21. Gene Greene, hit; 
Ellda Morris, scored big; Guerro A Carmen, 
liked; Marseilles, liked; Heine Auerbach, good 
(In poor spot); Marcel A Boris, pleased; 
"Photo Shop," featured, passed; splendid 
buslnesss. 

SALT LAKE. — "Jumping Jupiter." good 
business, but not well liked. 

MAJESTIC. — Musical comedy, pictures; good 
business. 

CASINO— Plcturess. 

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NOTE. — The Pastime picture house has been 
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SAVANNAH, GA. 

NEW SAVANNAH (W. B. Seeaklnd. mgr. : 
agent. K. A E.).— 29. "McFadden's Flats," 
small house; SI, Aphle James A Norman 
Hackett In new play; 81. "Girl from Rectors," 
Labor Day. 

BIJOU (Henry C. Fourton, mgr.; agent. 
Well's Circuit; rehearsal Monday and Thurs- 
day 2). — 24-26. "The Lamonts." very good; 
Edith May Du Mond, entertaining; Bessie 
Wheeler, passable; Traverse A Laurense, hit. 
28-80, Ola Hayden, good; Clements A Lee, 
scored; Sterling Brothers, exceptional; Lucler 
A Ellsworth, Immense. 81-2 Morris A Per- 
ker; Brown A Foster; The Raymonds; The 
Pol leys and Lee Parson. 

R MAURICE ARTHUR. 



SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

EMPRESS (Win. Tomklns, mgr.; agent, 8.- 
C. ; rehearsal, Monday 10). — Week 21: Kelley 
A Wilder, very good; Emerald A Dupree, 
pleaaed; Three Brownies, well received; Fran- 
coll Troupe, artistic; Lea Vlndobonas, good. 

PRINCESS (Fred Balllen, mgr.; agent. Bert 
Levey; Monday, rehearsal 10). — Week 21: 
Prof. Bailey's Dogs, well trained; Brown A 
Brown, good; Helen Drew, good. 



The Ammex Film Co. has been formed lo- 
cally to enter the picture business on the Pa- 
cific Coast. 



Pictures of the recent ground breaking cele- 
bration will be shown at the Empress before 
being sent out. 



Two houaes (the Savoy for stock and the 
Mirror, to be used a a picture house) are 
practically completted. 

L. T. DALEY. 



SEATTLE, WASH. 

PANT AGES (Alex. Pantages, mgr.; agent 
direct; Monday rehearsal 11). — Week 21, Tay- 
lor Twins, good; Frank La Dent, clever. De 
Bols A Smith, hit; Torcat. amused; Bertie 
Fowler, hit; Spooks Minstrels, applauded; 
Pictures. 



BESSIE WYNN 



IN VAUDEVILLE 



RAWSON and CLARE 

IN "KIDS OF YESTERDAY" (A delightful story of youth) 

NEXT WEEK (SEPT. 8), LOUISVILLE, KT. 

Exclusive Management, CHRIS O. BROWN 



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Wilfred Clarke 

Presenting his own sketch. "THE DEAR DEPARTED." 

Direction Max Hart 



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Some Comedy 



Some Clothes 



RESTING FOR THE 81 MMER BECAl 8E O"* MISS DEAH' ILLNESS. WILL START 

WORK SEPT 11. 



TORONTO, ONT. 

SHEA'8 (J. Shea. mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ).— 
Ous Edwards; School Boys A Girls; Six Musi- 
cal Cubbys; Shelvey. Boys; Milton A Dolly 
Nobles; Melrose, Art Bowen; Carl Randall 
Marlon Nye. 

GATETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.). — Dave Mor- 
ris. 

STAR (Dan F. Pierce, mgr.). — Pat White's 
Girls 

PRINCESS iO. B. Sheppard, mgr.). — Ral 
"Doehr De Luxe." 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.; agent, Vaug- 
han Gleason). — "The Only Way." 

HARTLEY. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

CHASES (H. W. DeWltt. mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — Montgomery & 
Moore, and Bert Fltsglbbons, hits; Belle 
Hathaway's Monkeys, second honors; Rice, 
Bully A Scott, pleased; Arnold A Graier, well 
received; Mlddleton-Spellmyer A Co., clever; 
Mile. Slmone D* Beryl, honors. 

CASINO (W. Kirby, mgr.; agent, Galaskl; 
rehearscal Monday 10). — Texlco and Thomas 
Potter- Dunne, first honors; Harmony Quin- 
tet, feature; Kresko A Fox. encores; Gallan- 
do, applause. 

COSMOS (A. T. Brylawskl. mgr.; agent. 
Jeffries; rehearsal Monday 10). — "The 
Laughing Horse," headllner; Dixie Christy 
and El Barto. honors: King A Arnold, well 
received; The Shier Boys, applause; Allen A 
Clark, encores. 

ACADEMY (J. Lyons, mgr.; agents, S. A 
H.). — "The Cowboy and The Thief." S. R. O. 

MAJE8TIC (F. B. Weston, mgr.). — Stock. 
Capacity. 

COLUMBIA (E. Berger, mgr.)— Stock. Ca- 
pacity housea 

OAYETY (Geo. Peck, mgr.) — "Trocadcro." 
Big houses. 

LYCEUM (A. C. Mayer, mgr.).— "Miss New 
York, Jr.," good business. 

WM. K. BOWMAN. 



WILMINGTON, DEL. 

SHELLPOT PARK (James Henry, mgr.).— 
Henry A Young; Lane A Harvan; Howell A 
Devoy; La Blanche Graybon; James Walsh; 
Crescent Comedy Co. 

BRANDYWINE SPRINGS PARK— Stock 
opera. 



Mgr. Dockstader announces the opening of 
the Garrlck Labor Day. 



Avenue Theatre with stock opens the same 
day with "Alias Jimmy' Valentine." 

HOWARD W. BURTON. 

WOONSOCKET, R, I. 

OPERA HOUSE (Jas. R. Donovan, mgr), 
(Ind. ). — Dolly Marshall, good; Ed. & Rola 
White, fair; Heidelberg Quartet, very good; 
De Fay Sisters, good; J. Nelson, good. Busi- 
ness good. 

BIJOU (Geo. H. Hnly, mgr. ).— "The House 
of a Thousand Candles," excellent business. 

C. L. A. 



YOLNGSTOWN, O. 

IDORA PARK (Ray Piatt, mgr.; Frank 
Melville, agent). — Johnson Bros. & Johnson, 
lively; Benedettos, clever; Fred Morton. 
pleasing; Velde Trio, attractive. 

GRAND (Joseph Schagrln. mgr).— 25, Al 
Field's Minstrel to turn-away business. 

C. A. LEEOY. 





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Abeles Edward Orpheum Minneapolis 
Adair Art Empress Cincinnati 
Adair Belle Orpheum St Paul 
Adams Billy 89 Mil ford Boston 
Adams a Lewis 106 W Baker Atlanta 
Adams Sam J Trocaderos B R 
Admont Mltxel 8886 Broadway N Y 
Ahem Agnes Toronto Exposition 
Altken Jas A Edna 967 Park av N Y 
Altken Bros 284 Bedford Fall River 
Altkens Great 8219 Gravler New Orleans 
Alburtus & Millar Majestic Des Moines 
Aldtses The 2922 Cottage Grove Chicago 
All Sldl 909 Spring Pittsburg 
Allen Leon & Bertie 118 Central av Oshkosh 
Allinel Joseph 422 Bloomneld Hoboken N J 
Alpine Troupe Forepaugh a Sells C R 
Allmon & Nevlns Victoria Charleston S C 
Alqulst a Clayton 645 Bergen Brooklyn 
Alrona Zoeller Troupe 269 Hemlock Brooklyn 
Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N Y 
Alvarados Goats 1235 N Main Decatur 111 
American Newsboys 2636 N 31 Phlla 
Anderson a Anderson 829 Dearborn Chicago 
Andrews a Abbott Co 3962 Morgan St Louis 
Antrim Harry 1 Glenwood av Wyncote Pa 
Apollos 104 W 40 N Y 
Arakl Troupe Sun Bros C R 
Arberg a Wagner 611 E 78 N Y 
Ardelle a Leslie 19 Broexel Rochester 
Arlington Four Orpheum Minneapolis 
Arthur Mae 15 Unity PI Boston 



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ARVI MYSTERY 

232 E. 36th St., New York City. 
49 Harcourt St., Blackburn, England. 



Asplnail Nan J Falls City Neb 

Atkinson Harry II E 10 N T 

Atlantis ft Flsk 1511 1 av Billings Mont 

Atwood Warren 111 W SI N Y 

Atwood Vera 17 W 68 N Y 

Austin a Klumker 3110 B Phlla 

Australian Four 883 W 48 N Y 



Baader La Valle Trio 8S0 N Christiana Chic 
Baehen a Desmond 1347 N 11 Philadelphia 
Bailey Frankle Trocaderos B R 
Baker Elsie 1914 Newport av Chicago 
Baker Harry 394S Renow W Philadelphia 
Baldwins Players Star Memphis Indef 
Baraban Troupe 1304 Fifth av N Y 
Barnes & Crawford Brighton Beach N Y 
Barron Geo 2002 Fifth av N Y 
Barry a Black 1628 Falrmount av Phlla 
Bartell a Garfield 2699 B 53 Cleveland 



Bartlett Harmon a Ernglf 868 W 56 N Y 
Barto a Clark 3221 Cumberland Phlla 
Bates a Neville 67 Gregory New Haven 
Baum Will H a Co 97 Wolcott New Haven 
Bauman a Ralph 360 Howard av New Haven 
Baxter Sidney a Co 17S2 48 av Melrose Cal 
Be Ano Duo S4S8 Charlton Chicago 
Beardsley Sisters Union Hotel Chicago 
Bees Two 608 Bryant av N Y 
Behren Musical 62 8prlngfleld av Newark N J 
Bell Arthur H 488 IS av Newark N J 
Bell Boy Trio Empress Oakland 
Bella Italia Troupe Box 785 Brookfleld III 
Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 
Belsac Irving 869 W 118 N Y 
Benn a Leon SS9 W 88 N Y 
Bennett a Marcello 306 W 67 New York 
Benton a McGowan SO Western av Muskegon 
Benway Happy 4 Narth West Warren Mass 
Berg Bros Olympla Paris 
Berger Edgar Bijou Norwich Conn 
Beverly Sisters 5782 Springfield av Phila 
Beyer Ben a Bro 1496 Bryant av N Y 
Blcknell a Gibney 441 Marion Oak Park 111 
Big City Quartet Polls New Haven 
Bimbos 872 Lawe Appleton Wis 
Birch John Sayvllle L I Indef 
Blsset a Shady 248 W 87 N Y 
31ack a Leslie 873S Eberly av Chicago 
Bloomquest a Co 8220 Chicago av Minneapolis 
Booth Trio 848 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 
Borella Arthur 634 Stanton Breensburg Pa 
Bornschelm John F 6420 Sangamon Chicago 
Boulden a Qulnn SIS W 43 N Y 
Boutin a Tlllson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 
Bouton Harry a Co 1366 B 65 Chicago 
Bowers Walters a Crooker Columbia St Louis 
Bowman Fred 14 Webster Medford Mass 
Boyd a Allen S706 Howard Kansas City 
Bradley a Ward Barnum a Bailey C R 
Bradleys The 1314 Rush Birmingham 
Brand Laura M 627 Main Buffalo 
Brennan Samuel N 2356 Tulip Phlla 
Brennen Geo Trocaderos B R 
Breton Ted a Corinne 114 W 44 N Y 
Bretonne May & Co Iowa City la 
Brindamour Auditorium Maiden Mass 
Brinkleys The 434 W 89 N Y 
Brltton Nellie 140 Morris Philadelphia 
Brixton a Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 



Broad Billy Empire London indef 
Broe a Maxim 1S40 Wabash av Chicago 
Brookes a Carlisle 88 Glenwood av Buffalo 
Brooks a Jennings 861 West Bronx N Y 
Browder a Browder 680 6 N B Minneapolis 
Brown a Brown C» W 111 N Y 
Brown a Foster Bijou Savannah Oa 
Brown Harris a Brown Riverside R I 
Brown a Wllmot 71 Glen Maiden Mass 
Bruno Max C 160 Baldwin Blmira N Y 
Brydon a Hanlon 36 Cottage Newark 
Bullock Thos Trocaderos B R 
Bunce Jack 3319 IS Philadelphia 
Burbank a Danforth Berlin N Y 
Burdett Johnson Burdett SSI Main Pawtucket 
Burgess Harvey J 6S7 Trenton av Pittsburgh 
Burke Minnie Trocaderos B R 
Burke Joe 344 W 14 N Y 
Burke a Farlow 4037 Harrison Chicago 
Burnell Lillian 3060 North av Chicago 
Burns Jack 887 Balnbrldge Brooklyn 
Burns Sisters 714' 8 Park Kalamasoo 
Burt Wm P a Daughter 13S W 46 N Y 
Burton Raymond a Bain Keiths, Cincinnati 
Burton Sydney 136 S av N Y 
Butlers Musical 4SS 8 8 Phlla 
Buttersworth Charley S60 Treat Ban Francisco 
Byron Gleta 107 Blue Hill av Roxbury Ml 



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Cahlll Wm 806-7 Brooklyn 

Campbell Al 87S1 Bway N Y 

Campbell a Yatet Temple Detroit 

Cantway Fred R 64S5 Woodlawn av Chicago 

Capron Nell Mejestlcs B R 

Cardownie Sisters 268 W 48 N Y 

Carey a Stampe SS4 43 Brooklyn 

Carle Irving 480S N 41 Chicago 

Carmen Frank 466 W 16S N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 8188 Washington av N Y 

Carroll Nettle Troupe Barnum a Bailey C R 

Carroll Chas 429 B Kentucky Louisville 

Carrollton a Van 6488 MonteVistaLos Angeles 

Carson Bros Majestic Milwaukee 

Carters The Ava Mo 

Casad Irvln a Caaad Darlington Wis 

Casad a De Verne SIS Valley Dayton O 

Casburn a Murphy Wichita Kan 

Case Paul SI 8 Clark Chicago 

Casey A Smith 184 Franklin A list on Mass 

Casmua a La Mar Box 347 Montgomery Ala 

ratlin Margie Irwlns Majesties B R 

Caulfleld a Driver Normandle Hotel N Y 

Celest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 

Chameroys 1449 41 Brooklyn 

Chandler Claude Fair Hamilton Can 

Chantrell a Schuyler S19 Prospect av Bklyn 

Chapman Sisters 1689 Mllburn Indianapolis 

Chase Dave 90 Birch Lynn Mass 

Chase Carma 2615 So Halsted Chicago 

Chatham Sisters 808 Grant Pittsburgh 

Cheers & Jones 318 W 69 N Y 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Scrgnton Pa 

Church City Four 149 Welrfleld Bklyn 

Clalrmont Josephine a Co 768 W 181 N Y 

Clare & West Shubert Utlca 

Clark Floretta 10 Lambert Boston 

Clark a Duncan 1131 Prospect Indianapolis 

Clark a Ferguson 181 Phelps Bnglewood 

Clarke Wilfred ISO W 44 New York 

Claton Sisters 386 6J I av Nashville Tenn 

Claus Radcllffe a Claus 1649 Dayton avSt Paul 

Clear Chas 469 W 1SS N Y 

Clermento a Miner 89 W 9 New York 

Clever Trio 2129 Arch Philadelphia 

Cliff a Cliff 4106 Artesian Chicago 

Clifford Dave B 178 E 108 N Y 

Clifford Jake Trocaderos B R 

Cllto a Sylvester 298 Winter Philadelphia 

Close Bros 41 Howard Boston 

Cole Billy 19-4 av Bklyn 

Collins Eddie 6 Reed Jersey City N J 

Compton a Plumb 8220 Emerson av Mlnneap 

Comrades Four 824 Trinity av New York 

Conn Richard 201 W 109 N Y 

Connolly Bros 1906 N 34 Philadelphia 

Cook Geraldlne 675 Jackson av New York 

Corbett a Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 

Cornish Wm A 1108 Broadway Seattle 

Costello a La Croix 313 Ewelng Kansas City 

Cota El 906 Main Wheeling W Va 

Cotter a Boulden 1836 Vineyard Philadelphia 

Cotton Lolo Columbia Cincinnati 

Coyle a Murrell 3337 Vernon av Chicago 

Crawford Glenn 1489 Baxter Toledo 

Cromwells 6 Daneeroft Gardens London 

Crosby Ana 162 E 8 Peru Ind 

Cross a Maye 1818 Huron Toledo 



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Next Week (Sept. 4) Orpheum, San Francisco. 
Direction M. 8. BENTHAM. 



Cullen Bros 2916 Ellsworth Philadelphia 

Cunningham B a D 112 Wash'ton Champaign 

Cunningham a Smith Keiths Phila 

Curtis Sam J Newport 1< I 

Curzon Sisters 317 Adeel av Jackson Miss 

Cycling 'Brunettes 231 Cross Lowell Mass 



Dale a Harris 1610 Madison av New York 
Daley Wm J 108 N 10 Philadelphia 
Dalton Harry Fen 176 Irving av Brooklyn 
Daly a O'Brien National Sydney Indef 
Daugherty Peggy 663 tt SO Portland Ore 
Davidson Dott 1S06 Michigan av Niagara Falls 
Davis Hasel M 3638 La Salle Chicago 
Davis a Cooper 1920 Dayton Chicago 
Davis Mark Rose Sydcll B R 
Dawson Ell 344 E 68 N Y 
De Clalnvllle Sid 1313 Douglas Omaha 



De Costa Duo 955 N Randolph Phlla 

De Frankle Sylvia Saratoga Htl Chicago 

De Grace a Gordon 938 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Leo John B 718 Jackson Milwaukee 

De Mar Rose 807 W 87 PI Chicago 

De Mario Circus Beketow Budapest 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Brooklyn 

De Oesch Mile M 386 S 10 Saginaw 

De Velde a Zelda 115 B 14 N Y 

De Vere a Roth 649 Belden av Chicago 

De Verne a Van 4678 Yates Denver 

De Witt Burns & Torrance Stoll Circuit Eng 

De Witt Hugo 343 W 48 N Y 

De Young Tom 166 B 113 New York 

De Young Mabel 350 E 161 N Y 

Dean Lou 462 8 Niagara Falls 

Dean a Sibley 468 Columbus av Boston 

Deery Frank 304 West End av New York 

Delmar & Delmar 94 Henry N Y 

Delton Bros 361 W 38 New York 

Demacos Stoll Circuit England 

Demonio a Belle Englewood N J 

Denton G Francis 451 W 44 New York 

Deveau Hubert 364 Prospect pi Bklyn 



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and 

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Next week (Sept. 4), Hippodrome, Cleveland. 



Dlolas The 163 B 6 Mansfield O 

Dlston Madeline 838 Kelly Bronx 

Dixon a Hanson 4406 Prairie av Chicago 

Dodd Emily a Jessie 301 Division av Bklyn 

Doherty a Harlowe 434 Union Brooklyn 

Dolan a Lenharr 3460 7 av New York 

Dolce Sisters 349 W 14 N Y 

Donaghy G Francis 319 66 Brooklyn 

Donald a Carson 316 W 103 New York 

Donner Deris 348 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Dooleys Three Savoy Hamilton Can 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbus Tenn 

Dow a Lavan 898 Cauldwell av New York 

Doyle a Fields 8348 W Taylor Chicago 

Drew Dorothy 877 8 av New York 

Drew Lowell B Stratford N J 

Drow Virginia 8226 Michigan av Chicago 

Dube Leo 868 Stowe av Troy 

Du Bols Great a Co 80 N Wash av Bridgeport 

Dulzell Paul Orpheum Omaha 

Duncan A O 948 B 9 Brooklyn 

Dunn Arthur F 2051 E 14 Cleveland 

Dupres Fred 668 Qulncy Bklyn 

Dwyer Lottie Trio 69 No Wash Wilkes- Barre 

B. 

Edgardo a Martlne 683 N Howard Baltimore 
Edman a Gaylor Box 39 Richmond lnd 
Edna Ruth 419 W Green Olean N Y 
Edwards Geo Grant Hotel Chicago 
Edwards Shorty 318 Carroll Allegheny 
Edyth Mile Rose Box 186 B Northport L I 
Edythe Corlne 835 8 Robey Chicago 
Eldrldge Press 601 W 144 N Y 



KATE ELINORE 



SAM WILLIAMS 

In a New Act. entitled 

"THE PARSON AND THB COOK." 

New Brighton Theatre, Sept, 4. 



Ellsworth Mr a Mrs Harry Freeport L I 

Elson Arthur 466 B 149 N Y 

Elton Jane 844 W 116 N Y 

Elwood Perry a Downing 934 Harlem av Balto 

Emelle Troupe 604 B Taylor Bloomlngton 111 

Emerald & Dupre National Sydney Australia 

Emerson a Le Clear 23 Beach Grand Rapids 

Empire State Quartet 164 B 137 N Y 

Englebreth G W 331S Highland av Cincinnati 

Erie a Leo River View Charleston III 

Esmann H T 1334 Putnam av Brooklyn 

Espe a Roth 1711 Wells Chicago 

Evans Bessie 8701 Cottage Grove av Chicago 

Evans Emlta a Evans 3646 7 av N Y 

Evans a Lloyd 933 B 13 Brooklyn 

Evelyn Sisters 360 St James PI Bklyn 

Evers Geo 210 Losoya San Antonio 

Ewelng Charlie 614 W Oconee Fitzgerald Ga 



Falrchlld Sisters SS0 Dlxwell av New Haven 

Falrohlld Mr A Mrs 1S81 Vernon Harrtsburg 

Falls Billy A 488 Lyell av Rochester 

Fanta Trio 8 Union iq NT 

Fenney a Fox 689 Central sv Camacn 

Ferguson Frank 704 W 180 N Y 

Ferguson Joe 187 W 67 New York 

Fernandas May Duo SOT B 87 N Y 

Fnrrard Grace 8710 Warsaw av Chicago 

Ferry Wm Palace London Indef 

Field Broe 146 Lenox av N Y 

Fields a Hanson Orpheum Haverhill Mass 

Fields a La Adella S041 Mona av Chicago 

Finn a Ford S80 Revere Wlnthrop Maee 

Finney Frank Trocaderos B R 

Fltsslmmons a Cameron 6609 8 Green Chicago 

Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Brooklyn 

Fletchers SS Rondell Pi San Francisco 

Florence G W 88 Bennett Buffalo 

Flynn Frank D 66 W 188 N Y 

Follette a Wicks 1884 Gates av Brooklyn 

Forbes a Bowman 801 W 118 N Y 

Force Johnny 800 Edmondson Baltimore 



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Geornielawrence 

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"Just Landed" 



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Ford Corlnne Trocaderos B R 

Ford A Co 800 Fenton Flint Mich 

Ford A Louise 128 8 Broad Mankato Mich 

Ford A Waaler Cozy Corner Glrla B R 

Formby Geo Walthew House Wljan Eng- 

Foatar Harry A 8allle 1836 B IS Philadelphia 

Foster Billy 2316 Centre Pittsburg 

Foster Phyllis Darlings of Paria B R 

Fowler Kate 324 W »6 N Y 

Fox A Summers 617 10 Saginaw Mich 

Fox Florence 17S Fllmore Rochester 

Foyer Bddle 9920 Plerpont Cleveland 

Frances A Coleman 3147 N Broad Phlla 

Francis Wlllard 67 W 188 New Tork 

Francisco 341 N Clark Chicago 

Fraser Hugh Rlvervtew Chicago ladef 

Fredericks Musical Colonial N Y 

Freed Jack SC W 119 N T 

Freeman Bros Taxi Glrla B R 

French Henri Gerard Hotel New Tork 

French A Williams 121 W Blaine Seattle 

Frobel A Ruga 114 W II New Tork 

Fulton Thurstona Chicago 



Qaffney Sisters 1407 Madison Chicago 
Gaffney Al SOS Vernon Brooklyn N T 
Geg-e Chee 170 White Springfield Mass 
Gale Brnle ISO Bastern av Toronto 
Gardiner Family 10IS N S Philadelphia 
Gardner Georgia 4041 Kenmore av Chloago 
Gardner A Stoddard Temple Hamilton Can 



WILLIE GARDNER 

Moss and Stoll Tours, England. 
Returns to America in August 

Oariity Harry Princess Los Angolas Indsf 
Gastunkt Mme 117 George Cincinnati 
Oath Karl A Bmma 10 Cass Chloago 
Gaylor Chee 708 17 Detroit 
Gelger A Walters Empress Tacoma 
Germane Anna T Si Arnold Rerere Mass 
Geyer Bert Palace Hotel Chicago 
Glides Sisters SIS Schuylkill ay Pottsvllle Pa 
Gllmore A Le Moyne 1411-88 Dee Moines 
Glrard Marie Ml Howard Boston 
Gladstone A Talmage 141 W 4S N T 
Gleason Violet 480 Lexington Waltham Mass 
Glover Bdna SIS Emporia av Wichita 
Godfrey A Henderson SS00 B 14 Kansas City 
Goforth A Doyle 851 Halsey Brooklyn 
Golden Claude 177 Walnut av Boston 
Golden Max S Alden Boston 
Ooodall A Craig 141 W SI N T 
Goodman Joe S08S N 8 Philadelphia 
Gordo El SSS W 48 New Tork 
Gordon Ed M 1111 Drexel aT Chloago 
Gordon Paul L 814 W 10 Los Angeles 
Gordon Dan 1777 Atlantic aT Brooklyn 
Gordon A Barber 81 Be Locust Hagerstown Md 
Gordon A Klnley 2861 Emmons She'psh'd Bay 
Gordon A Marx Orpheum Omaha 
Goes John 88 Sawyer Harerhlll Mass 
Gossans Bobhy 400 Bo I Columbus O 
Gottloh Amy 100 N Clark Chloago 
Gould A Rice 881 Smith Providence R I 
Gould 8lsters Plymouth Htl N T 
Ooyt Trio 861 Willow Akron O 
Grace Lew 8844 Penn av Baltimore 
Grannon Ila Melrose Park Pa Indef 
Grant Burt A Martha SOU Dearborn Chicago 
Gray Trio 1401 Wood 1 own aT Indianapolis 
Gray A Graham Vaudeville Club London 
Gray A Gray 19S8 Birch Joplln Mo 
Gremmer A Melton 1487 8 I Louisville 
Grieves John A Co Columbia Boston indef 
Griffith J P Trocaderos B R 
Griffith Myrtle E SI06 Kirk wood av Pittsburg 
Griffith Marvelous IS W Eagle Buffalo 
Griffs A Hoot 1888 Cambria Philadelphia 
Grimes Tom A Co Wllllamstown N J 
Grimm A Batchell Orpheum Poughkeepele NY 
Groom Sisters 60S N Hermitage Trenton N J 
Grossman Al 682 North Rochester 
Gruber A Kew 408 Av B Flint Mich 
Gullfoyle A Charlton SOS Hsrrison Detroit 



Halklngs Lyceum Amsterdam N V 
Hall B Clayton Blmhurst Pa 



Hall A Pray 60 Columbia 8wampscott 

Hall A Briscoe 66 Orchard Norwich Conn 

Halls Dogs 111 Walnut Revere Mass 

Halpern Nan 1621 E 17 av Denver 

Halson Boys 21 B OS N T 

Halsted WUUard 1141 Tyrtanla New Orleans 

Hamilton Bstelle 2636 N 21 Phlla 

Hamilton H L Cllffslds Park Ashland Ky 

Hamllns The 51 Scoval PI Detroit 

Hampton A Basset 4866 Wlnthrop av Chicago 

Hanes G Scott 818 Ritner Phlla 

Haney Edith Grant Htl Chicago 

Hannon Billy 1688 No Hamlin av Chloago 

Hansone & Co 1037 Tremont Boston 

Hanvey Lou 662 Lenox ar New York 

Harris A Randall Palace Hotel Chicago 

Hart Marie & Billy Colonial Lawrence Mass 

Hart Bros Barnum A Bailey C R 

Hart 8tanley Ward 8446 Pine St Louie 

Hart Maurice 156 Lenox av New York 

Hartman Gretchen 621 W 186 N T 

Harvey A Welch 7 E 110 N T 

Harveys 507 Western Moundsvllls W Va 

Hatches 47 B 188 New Tork 



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Hawthorne Hilda Trent Trenton N J . 

Hayden Virginia Aleasar Denver Indef 

Hayden Jack Orpheum 8t Paul 

Hayman A Franklin Empire Wolverhampton 

Haywood Cbae 48 Clinton Newark N J 

Hebron Marie Irwlns Majesties B R 

Held A La Rue 1SSS Vino Philadelphia 

Henderson A Thomas 887 W 40 Now Tork 

Henella A Howard 041 N Clark Chloago 

Henry Dick SOT Palmetto Brooklyn 

Henry Girls S8S0 So 17 Philadelphia 

Henrys 4SS B 111 N T 

Herbert Barnum A Bailey C R 

Herberts The 47 Washington Lynn Mass 

Herman A Rice SSS W SI N T 

Herr Noadle Box II Wltmer Pa 

Hers Geo SSS Stone av Soranton 

Hassle Nstlonal Sydney Australia Indef 

Heuman Trie Gayety Toronto 

Heverley Grace 801 Desmond Bayre Pa 

Hill A Ackerman Empress Tacoma 

Hill Edmunds Trio SIS Nelson New Brunswick 

Hlllman A Roberts 111 B 11 Saginaw Mich 

Hlllyers 198 Bay 86 Benson burst N T 

Hlnes A Fenton 151 W IS New Tork 

Hoffman Dave 8841 B Clearfield Phlla 

Holman Bros 114 Lake Cadillac Mloh 

Holmes Ben 114 W Montana Allalne Neb 

Holt Alf Sydney Australia 

Honan A Helm 1SS Lockwood Buffalo 

Hood Sam 7S1 Florence Mobile Ala 

Hoover Lillian 4 88 W 14 Now Tork 

Hopp Fred SSI Littleton av Newark N J 

Hotter Katberyn Sll Halsey Bklyn 

Hotallng Bdward 167 B Division Grand Rap 

House Carl C 108 Glover Detroit 

Howard Bros 880 W SS N T 

Howard Emily 144 N Clark Chicago 

Howard Comedy Four 088 8 av Brooklyn 

Howard Harry A Mae SSS B Peoria Chicago 

Howard Bernlce 8000 Calumet av Chicago 

Howard & Howard Bronx N Y 

Hoyt Ruth 172 Bradford Providence 

Hoyt Bdward N 100 W 4f N T 

Hoyt I^esslg Co Empress San Francisco 

Hoyt A 8larks 14 BencrDft Hi Bklyn 

Huegel A Qulnn 681 Rush Chicago 

Hughes Musical Trio Jeffers Saginaw 

Hulbert A Do Long 4411 Madison Chicago 

Hunter Bthel 40S0 Troost Kansas City 

Hunter A Ross 880 Bo Senate aT Indianapolis 

Hurley F J 168 Magnolia aT Elisabeth N J 

Hutchinson Al 810 E 14 New Tork 

Hyatt A Le Nore 1118 W Lanvale Baltimore 

Hylands 88 Cherry Danbury Conn 

Hynde Bessie 618 Pearl Buffalo 



Inge Clara 800 W 49 N T 

Inglls A Reading 192a Bower Jersey City 

Innes A Ryan Jeffers Saginaw Mich 

In grams Two 1804 Story Boone la 

Ioleen Sisters Maryland Baltimore 

Ireland Fredk Irwlns Majesties B R 

Irving Pearl Indian Lane Canton Mass 

Irwin Flo 8S7 W 46 N T 

Irwin Ferdinand 84 Horton Fall River 



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Jackson Cyclists Palace London 

Jackson H'ry A Kate 806 Buena Vista Tonkers 

Jackson Alfred 80 E Tapper Buffalo 

Jacobs A Bardsl Atkins av Pittsburg 

Jeffries Tom 8S0 Bridge Bklyn 

Jennings Jei/cli A B«riow S86J Arl'irt'n 8t L 

Jess A Dell 180S N I St Louis 

Jewell Mildred • Alden Boston 

Johnson Great 867 W 87 N T 

Johnson Bossy SO Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson Kid Sequin Tour Booth America 

Johnson Bros A Johnson 1141 Callowhlll Phlla 

Johnston Jas P Wlllard Chicago 

Johnstone Chestsr B 40 Lexington aT N T 

Johnstons Musical Empire Swansea Wales 

Jones A Rogers 1S61 Park aT New Tork 

Jones Maud 10 W 1SI NT 

Jones A Gaines 418 W If N T 

Jones A Moore 00 Kendall Boston 

Jones A Whitehead SS Borden Newark N J 

Jordan Anna A Co Oshkosh Wis 

Juno A Wells 611 B 78 New Tork 



Kartello Bros Peterson N J 

Kaufmans 840 B 86 Chloago 

Keating A Murray Blakera Wlldwood N J Ind 

Keaton A Barry 74 Boyland Boston 

Keeley A Parks SSI W 110 N T 

Keeley Bros I Haymarket Bq London 

Kelfe Zona 110 W 44 N Y 

Kell Jack HIS II Milwaukee 

Kelley A Wentworth Orpheum Spokane 

Kelsey Sisters 4I8S ChrtstlaaJa aT Chloago 

Keltners 188 Colonial PI Dallas 

Kendall Chas A Maldlo 1SS Alfred Detroit 

Kennedy Joe 1181 N S Knoxrtlle Tens 

Kenton Dorothy Felix Portland Htl N T 

Ksough Bdwln Continental Hotel San Fran 

K issuer Rose 4SS D 114 Now Tork 

Kidder Bert A Dor»y SSI Bants Clara Al'meda 

Kins Bros Sll 4 st Sohsnectady 

King Violet Winter Oard'n Blackpool Bag Ind 

Klein Ott A Nicholson 261 W 84 N Y 

Klein A Clifton Family Buffalo 

Knight Bros A Sawtelle 4460 Sheridan rd Chic 

Koehler Grayoe 1060 Calumet Chicago 

Kohsrs Three IS IS Wheeling W Va 

Koners Bros Wlntergarten Berlin 



Lacey Will 1616 Capitol Washington 
Lafayettes Two 186 Graham Oshkosh 
Umbi Manikins Miles Minneapolis 
Lamont Harry A Flo 80 Clinton Johnstown NT 
Lancaster A Miller 641 Jones Oakland 
Lane Goodwin A Lane 871S Locust Phlla 
Lane A Ardell SSS Genesee Rochester 
Lane Bddle SOI B 78 New Tork 
Lang Karl S7S Blckford av Memphis 
Langdons Polia Bridgeport 
Lanlgan Joe 108 8 II Philadelphia 
Lansear Ward B SSS Bchaefer Brooklyn 
La Auto Girl 188 Alfred Detroit 
La Blanche Mr A Mrs Jack SS1I B Baltimore 
La Centra A La Rue 8411 S av New Tork 
La Clair A West Box 166 Sea Isle City N J 
La Grange A Gordon 8108 Lucas aT St Louis 



La Maze Trio 

Two months, August snd September, Ron- 
acher's, Vienna. 



La Moines Musical 888 6 Baraboo Wis 

La Nole Ed A Helen 6 Mill Troy N Y 

La Ponte Marg 128 W Commerce Ban Antonio 

La Rue A Holmes 81 Lillie Newark 

La Tour Irene 84 Atlantic Newark N J 

La Toy Bros Keiths Boston 

La Vettes 1708 W 81 Kansaa City 

Laroae SS6 Bleecker Brooklyn 

Larrlvee A Lee 82 Shuter Montreal 

Lashe Great 1611 Kater Philadelphia 

Laurent Bert 3 Piatt PI Scranton 

Lavardes Lillian 1209 Union Hackensack N J 

Lavlns A Inman 2201 E 81 Cleveland 

Lawrence A Edwarda 1140 Weatm'r Provld'ce 

Lawrence A Wright 66 Copeland Roxbury Mass 

Layton Marie 262 E Indiana St Charles 111 

Le Grange A Gordon 2802 Lucas av St Louis 

Le Pages 226-8 Milwaukee 

Le Pearle A Bogart 401 Solome Springfield III 



Le Roy Geo 86 W 116 N T 

Le Roy Vic 832 Everett Kansas City Kan 

Le Roy Chaa 1806 N J Baltimore 

Le Roy A Adams 1812 Looust av Erie Pa 

Leahy Bros 269 East av Pawtucket R J 

Lee Joe Kinsley Kan 

Lee Roee 1040 Broadway Brooklyn 

Lefflngwell Nat A Co 225 W 160 New Tork 

Leipzig Nate Orpheum Los Angeles 

Lenox Cecil Trocaderos B R 

Lenss 1014 Newport av Chicago 

Leonard A Drake 1099 Park PI Brooklyn 

Leonard Joe Pat Whites Gaiety Girls B R 



A COPY OF NONE 



COPIED BY MANY 



BERT LESLIE 

King of Slang in 

"HOG AN THE PAINTER" 

Next Week (Sept. 4) Hammersteln's. N. Y. 



resile Genie 261 Tremont Boston 

Leslie Frank 184 W ISO New Tork 

Lester A Kellett 818 Falrmount av Jersey City 

Lester Nina Majestic Bhreveport La 

Levtno A Eusle 14 Prospect W Haven Conn 

Levy Family 47 W 180 New Tork 

Lewis Walt'r A Co 677 Washt'n Brooklineafem 

Llngermans 706 N 6 Philadelphia 

Livingston Murray 8S0 B 168 N T 

Lloyd A Castano 104 E II Nsw Tork 

Lock hart A Webb SSS W SS N T 

Lockwooda Musical 188 Cannon Poughkeepsto 

Lois A Love 8014 8 Brooklyn 

London A Rlker SS W 08 New Tork 

Londons Four Orpheum Los Angeles 

Longworth 8 Magnolia av Jersey City 

Lorch Family Orpheum Salt Lake 

Lowe Musical 87 Ridge av Rutherford N J 



JIMMIE LUCAS 

This Week (Aug. 28) Grand, Syracuse. 
Next Week (Sept. 4) Dominion, Ottawa. 



Luce A Luoe SSI N Broad Philadelphia 
Lucler A Ellsworth 478-41 Oakland 
Lynch Haael Sll Norwood av Grand Rapids 
Lynch Jack OS Houston Newark 
Lynn Roy Bos IS Jefferson City Tens 
Lyon Walter A Ship Cafe Venloe Cal Indef 



Mack A Co Lee III N State Chloago 

Mack Floyd 5984 Ohio Chicago 

Macy Maud Ball 1411 B SI Sbeepshead Bay 

Mae Florence 48 Jefferson Bradford Pa 

Malloy Dannie 11 Glen Morris Toronto 

Manning Frank 816 Bedford ay Brooklyn 

Manning Trio 164 N Wanamaker Phlla 

Mantell Harry Trocaderos B R 

Mantells Marionettes 4420 Berkeley av Cblc 

Marcous 819 Lafiln Chicago 

Mardo A Hunter 8188 Eugenia St Louis 

Marine Comedy Trio 187 Hopkins Brooklyn 

Marlon Cliff Grant Hotel Chicago 

Marlon A Lillian Freeport L I 

Mario Aldo Trio 204 W 42 N Y 

Marsh A Middleton 19 Dyer av Everett Mass 

Marsh Chas 805 14 Milwaukee 

Martha Mile 68 W 91 New York 

Martlne Carl A Rudolph 467 W 67 New York 

Mason Dan A Co Empress Tacoma 

Matthews Mabel 2981 Burling Chloago 

Matthleson Walter 843 W Ohio Chicago 

Mayne Elisabeth 1838 8 Wilton Phlla 

McCann Geraldlne A Co 706 Park Johnston P» 

McCarthy A Berth 3901 Missouri av 8t Louli 

McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 

McCormlck A Irving 1810 Gravesend av Bklyn 

McCune A Grant 686 Benton Pittsburgh 

McDowell John A Alice 6S7 I Detroit 

McGarry A Harris 181 Palmer Toledo 

McGuIre Tuts 69 High Detroit 

McLaln Sisters 88 Miller av Providence 

McNallys Four Irwlns Majesties B R 

McNamee 41 8mlth Poughkeepsls 

Macnlchol Jas Charlottetown Canada 

McWaters A Tyson 471 60 Brooklyn 

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Greatest Novelty Song 
written In years. 
BELLfi BAKER says 
It's the best chorus she 
ever beard! A positive 
"knockout." 





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"LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART" 

Ths One Big Waits Song Hit of the Year. Getting Rigger Every Minute, Best Quartette Song 
in Years By Composer of "MEET ME IN DREAMLAND." 



Great Original Words and Melody introducing all the Barn-Yard Animals. 

Orchestration full of Traps. 

"BARN-YARD RAC 



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IN PRESS-Oreatest Novelty Comic Song hy HARRY BREEN and JIMMY CONLON Fits any 
Comedian. Riot for Jew I haracter. Limited number of manuscript copies for recognized performers. 

"WHEN RUBENSTEIN AND MENDELSSOHN 

PLAYED 'THE WEARING OF THE GREEN" 



"YEARS, YEARS AGO" 

This is the latest waits ballad by LBO FRIEDMAN, and it's ths best melody he 

ever wrote. Just another natural hit. 

"THE WHOLE WORLD REMINDS 
ME OF YOU 



99 great semi-high class ballad — as good as "LOVE 
ME AND THE WORLD IS MINE." That's a 
strong claim, but the song will prove this. 



Send or call for these good things now. Orchestrations in any Ksy. We have a 
number of new songs in Msa Can fit any situation. We'll gladly send same to 
any recognised performer or manager. 

HAROI PI ROSSITER CHICACO. 143 N. Clark St.. Tom M.yo Geary. Mgr. 
U/l&tVPUU MUSIC CO. NEW YOM. 1431 Broadway. Basr & loos. Mgra. 



kfenetekel 104 B 14 New York 

Meredith Sisters 29 W 66 New York 

Msrritt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 

Methen Sisters 12 Culton Springfield Mass 

Meyer David 1634 Central av Cincinnati 

Michael A Michael S20 W 68 New York 

Milam * DuBols 834 W 62 N Y 

Miles P W Irwlne Majesties B R 

Military Trio 679 E 24 Peterson 

Miller A Mack 2641 Federal Phlla 

Miller A Princeton 88 Olney Providence 

Miller Theresa 118 W Orand av Oklahoma 

Mlllman Trio Wlntergarten Berlin 

Mills A Moulton 68 Rose Buffalo 

Milton Joe Big Banner B R 

Milton & De Long Sisters 6 Av N Y 

Minstrel Four Majestic Ft Worth Tex 

Mints A Palmer 1306 N 7 Philadelphia 

Missel Hunt A Miller 108 14 Cincinnati 

Mitchell A Cain Empire Johanneaburg 

Mitchell Geo Irwlns Majesties B R 

Moller Harry 84 Blymer Delaware O 

Montambo A Bartelll 40 B Liberty Waterbury 

Montgomery Harry 164 B 134 New York 

Moore Geo W 8164 Cedar Phlla 

Morgan Bros 2636 B Madison Philadelphia 

Morgan King A Thompson Sis 608 B 41 Chic 

Morgan Meyers A Mlks 1336 W 86 Phlla 

Morln Sisters Bowery Burlesquers B R 

Morris A Wortman 183 N Law Allentown Pa 

Morris A Kramer 1806 St John PI Bklyn 

Morris Mildred A Co 360 W 36 New York 

Morton A Keenan 674 11 Brooklyn 

Motoglrl 363 W 46 N Y 

Mozarts 26 Morse Newton Moss 

Mullen & Corelll Columbia St Louis 

Muller Maud 601 W 161 N Y 

Murray A Alvln Great Alblnl Co 

Muslkalgirls Orpheum Omaha 

My Fancy 13 Adams Strand London 

Myers A MacBryde 163 6 av Troy N Y 

Mylle A Orth Muscoda Wis 



N. 

Nssarro Nat A Co 3101 Tracy av Kansas City 

Neary Bliss A Ross 469 B Main Bridgeport 

Nelson Bert A 1048 N Humboldt Chicago 

Nelson Oswald A Borger 160 B 183 N Y 

Nevaros Three Majestic E St Louis 111 

Newhotf A Phelps 13 W 117 N Y 

Noble A Brooks Mt Clemens Mich 

Nonette 617 Flatbush av Brooklyn 

Norton C Porter 6343 Klmbark av Chicago 

Noss Bertha Gerard Hotel N Y 

Nosses Musical Keiths Columbus 

Nowsk Eddie 696 Prospect av Bronx N Y 

Nugent Jas Irwlns Majestic B It 



O'Connor Trio 706 W Allegheny av Phlla 

0*0611 A Gllmore 1146 Monroe Chicago 

ODonnell J R 182 E 124 N Y 

Ogden Gertrude H 3886 N Mosart Chicago 

Olivers Four Park Albany 

Omsr 253 W 36 N Y 

O'Neill A Regenery 693 Warren Bridgeport 

O'Neill Trio Majestic Peterson N J 

ORourke A Atkinson 1343 E 66 Cleveland 

Orr Chas F 181 W 41 N Y 

Orren A McKenzle 606 East Spring Ohio 

Ott Phil 178 A Tremont Boston 

Owens Dorothy Mae 3047 90 Chicago 

Ozavs The 43 Klnsel av Kenmore N Y 



Psdula Vincent 623 Park av Bklyn 
Palme Esther Mile 121 E 46 Chicago 
Parker & Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 
Psrvls Geo W 3634 N Franklin Philadelphia 
Patterson Sam 29 W 138 N Y 



PAULINE 

Pall Mall Depositing A Forwarding Co., 
Carlton A Regent Sts., London, Eng. 



Paullnetto A Piquo Orpheum Portland 
Paull A Ryholda 869 County New Bedford 
Pearl Marty 83 Marcy av Bklyn 
Pederson Bros 636 Greenbush Milwaukee 
Pelots The 161 Westminster av Atlantic City 
Pepper Twins Lindsay Can 
Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 
Peter the Great 433 Bl'mfleld av Hoboksn N J 
Peters A O'Neill Wlllard Chicago 
Phillips Mondane Calvert Hotel N Y 
Phillips) Samuel 816 Classon av Brooklyn 
Piccolo Midgets Box 33 Phoenicia N Y 
Pinknsy Dick Hagenbeck Wallace C R 
Plsano A Bingham 60 Christie Gloversville 
Pisano Yen 16 Charles Lynn Mass 
Pope A Uno 384 Franklin Phila 
Potter A Harris 6830 Wayne av Chloago 
Poucnots Ballot Fair Sherbrook Can 
Powell Eddie 2814 Chelsea Kansas City 
Powers Elephants 746 Forest av Y 
Price Harry M 833 Kelly Bronx N Y 
Prices Jolly 1689 Arch Philadelphia 
Priors The Tukulla Wash 
Proctor Sisters 1118 Halsey Brooklyn 
Prosit Trio Rlngllng Bros C R 



Quartette A 768 Home N Y 

Queen Mab A Wels Airdrome Chattanooga 

Quintan Josle 644 N Clark Chicago 



Racsford Roy 607 W 178 N Y 

Ralraund Jim 87 B Adams Chicago 

Rainbow Sisters 840 14 San Francisco 

Rapier John 178 Cols av Dallas 

Rawls A Von Kaufman Casino Akron O 

Ray Bugsns 6661 Prairie av Chicago 

Ray A Burns 887 Balnbrldgs Brooklyn 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

Raymond Great Genoa Italy 

Raymond Ruby A Co Keiths Boston 

Raymors A Co 147 W 96 N Y 

Redford A Winchester Hansa Hamburg C it 

Redmond Trio 861 Halsey Bklyn 

Rednor Thomas A Co 978 Hudson av Dstrolt 

Redway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

Reed Bros Grand Indianapolis 

Reed A Earl 886 B 68 Los Angeles 

Reeves Geo H 194-8 Troy N Y 

Reffkln Joe 168 Dudley Providence 

Regsl Trio 116 W Wash PI N T 

Reld Sisters 46 Broad Elisabeth N J 

Remy A Soper 1888 N Alden Phlla 

Renalles The 8064 Sutter San Francisco 

Reno Geo B Forsyth Atlanta Ga 

Renzetta A La Rus 8831 So Hicks Phlla 

Rese Len 1081 Cherry Phlla 

Rhoads Marionettes Roton Point Conn 

Rice Elmer A Tom Fair Worcester Mass 

Rice Frank A Truman 636 8 48 av Chloago 

Rich A Howard 814 E 19 N T 

Rich A Rich 3943 Milwaukee av Chicago 

Richard Bros 116 B 8 New York 

Richards Great Temple Detroit 

Riley A Llppus 86 Plant Dayton O 

Rio Al C 330 W 146 N Y 

Rlpon Alf 646 B 87 New York 

Rltter A Bovey 49 Blllerlca Boston 

Roberts Edna Majesties B R 

Roberts C B 1861 Sherman av Denver 

Roberts A Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 

Robinson Wm C 8 Granville London 

Robinsons The 901 Hawthorne av Minneapolis 

Rock A Rol 1610 Indiana av Chicago 

Roeder A Lester 314 Broadway Buffalo 

Rogers A Mackintosh 8 Claremont pi M'tcl'rNJ 

Rolande Geo 8 Box 290 Cumberland Md 

Ro Nero 412 8 George Rome N Y 

Roode Claude M Rlngllng Bros C R 

Rose Lane A Kelgard 125 W 43 N Y 

Rose Clarlna 6026 67 Brooklyn 

Ross & Lewis Varieties Leeds Eng 

Ross Kittle Orpheum J i-rksonvlllc 

Ross Sisters 66 Cumerford Providence 

Ross Frank Trocaderos U R 

Roasls Musical Novelty 218 W 48 N Y 

Rother A Anthony 8 Patterson Providence 

Roys M H Portsmouth N H 

Russell A Davis 1316 High Springfield O 

Russell May Pat Whites Gaiety Girls B R 

Rutlcdge Frank A Co Crystal Milwaukee 



THOS. J. RYAN- 
RICHFIELD CO. 

Opening season Sept. 11, Orpheum, Brooklyn 

Rye Geo w 116 Ft Smith Ark 
Ryno A Emerson 161 W 174 N Y 



Sanders A La Mar 1887 • av N Y 
8anford A Darlington 3887 8o Warnock Phlla 
Scanlon W J 1691 Vina wood Detroit 
Scarlet A Scarlet 918 Longwood av N Y 



JOE 



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SGHENGK and VAN 

Next Week (Sept. 4), Orpheum, Memphis. 
Direction. KDW. B. KELLEB. 

Scherer A Nswklrk 18 Goodell Buffalo 
Schilling Wm 1000 ■ Lanvale Baltimore 
Bolntella 688 Lyell av Rochester 
Scott Geo 877 8 4 Bklyn 
Scott Norman R Rlvervtew Chloago Indef 
Scott A Yost 40 Mornlngslds av N Y 
8cully Will P 8 Webstar pi Brooklyn 
Seara Gladys Darlings of Paris B K 
Selby Hal M 804 Schiller Bldg Chicago 
Sensell Jean 818 Bleanor Pittsburgh 
Sevengala 686 8 av N Y 
Seymour Nellie 116 W 111 N Y 
Sexton Chas B 3849 118 W 111 N Y 
Shea Thomas 8664 Pins Grove av Chicago 
Sheck A D'Arvllle Empress Seattle 
Shedmans Dogs Dunlont N J 
Shepperly Sisters 880 W 48 N T 
Sherlock Frank 614 W 186 N Y 
Sherlock A Holmes 8608 Ridge Philadelphia 
Shermans Two 868 St Emanuel Mobile 
Sherry Jos V Sparks Circus C R 
Shields Ths 807 City Hall Nsw Orleans 
81ddons A Barls 8644 So 8 Philadelphia 
Sldello Tom A Co 4818 Wsntworth av Chloago 
Slegel A Matthews 884 Dearborn Chicago 
Simmons A Carmontelle 888 Clinton Bklyn 
Slmms Al IS I 101 N T 
Blmrns Wlllard 6481 Bills av Chicago 
Slater A Finch 10 N 8 Vlnosnnes Ind 
Small Johnnie A Sisters 880 Lenox av N Y 
8mlrl A Kessnsr 488 W 164 N Y 
Smith Allen 1848 Jefferson av Brooklyn 
8mlth A Adams 408 So Hslstead Chloago 
Smith A Brown 1884 St John Tolsdo 
Smith A Larson 140 W 49 N Y 
Snell Corlnne A Co Portland Me 
Spears The 67 Clinton Everett Mass 
Spencer A Austin 8110 B Philadelphia 
Springer A Church 8 Esther Terrace Plttsfleld 
Stadium Trio St Charles Hotsl Chicago 
Stanley Harry Grant Hotel Chloago 
Stanley Stan 906 Bates Indianapolis 
Stanwood Davis 864 Bremen B Boston 
Starr A Sachs 848 N Clark Chicago 
8 ted man Al A Fannie 686 6 So Boston 
Stelnert Thomas Trio 681 Lenox av N Y 
Steppe A H 88 Barclay Newark 
Stepping Trio 8908 N 6 Phlla 
Stevens E J 498 Msrlon Bklyn 
Stevenson Geo Irwlns Majesties B It 
Stevens Paul 838 W 38 New York 
Stewart A Pearl 136 Euclid Woodbury N J 
Stokes A Ryan 3106 Bayard Wilmington Del 
St James A Dacre 168 W 84 N Y 
St John A McCracken 6161 Chestnut Phlla 
Storscheln H 2633 Atlantic Brooklyn 
Stubblefleld Trio 6808 Maple av 8t Louts 
Stutsmsn A May 619 Washington Wllllamsport 
Sullivan Danl J A Co 1917 W 61 Cleveland 
Sully A Phelps 3810 Bolton Philadelphia 
Summers Allen 1956 W Division Chicago 
Sutton A 8utton 8918 W 8 Duluth 
Sweeney A Rooney 1320 Wyoming av Detroit 
Swisher A Evans 1147 W Huron Chicago 
Sylvester Plymouth Hotel Hoboken N J 
Symonds Jack Beacon Boston 
Symonds A Alfaretta 140 So 11 Philadelphia 
Syts A Syts 140 Morris Philadelphia 



Tangley Pearl 67 8 Clark Chicago 
Taylor Mae Red Mill Vlncennes Ind 



Taylor A Tenny. 3840 Rldgs av Phlla 
Temple A O'Brien 439 E 8 Fargo N D 
Terrlll Frank A Fred 867 N Orkney Phlla 
Thomas Mr A Mrs Fred 8 Bayshors L I 
Thomas A Wright 536 N Clark Chicago 
Thomson Harry 1384 Putnam av Brooklyn 
Thorne Mr A Mrs Harry 376 W 141 N Y 
Thornes Juggling 68 Rose Buffalo 
Thornton Geo A Columbia Chicago 
Threlkeld A Wlcke River View Charleston III 
Thurston Leslie 1838 IS Washington 
Tldmarsh Fred A Co 1334 Tatnall Wilmington 
Till Violet Trocaderos B R 
Tinney Frank 6 Av Ventnor Atlantic City 

Permanent A dress. 

TOOTS PAKA 

209 B. 14th St .. New York. 

Tops Topsy A Tops 8448 W School Chicago 

Torcat A Flor D Aliza Pantages Taoma 

Tracy Julia Raymond Bartholdl Inn N Y 

Travers Bell 307 W 88 N Y 

Travers Phil E 6 B 116 N Y 

Travers Roland 831 W 48 N Y 

Tremalnes Musical 230 Caldwell Jacksonville 

Trescotts Riverview Chicago indef 

Trevett Quartet Monarch Hotel Chicago 

Trlllers Buffalo Bills C R 

Troubadours Three 186 W 66 N Y 

TROVATO 

Featured with the Harry Lauder Show 
Vaudeville Management, Morris A Fell 

Troxsll A Wlncnell 806 S N Seattle 
Tumbling Toms S7S9 Fulton Bklyn 

HARRY T8UDA 



Booked Solid. 



James E. Plunkett, Mgr. 



D. 

Ullne Arthur M 1769 W Lake Chicago 
Umbergcr A Naldy 113 Delavan Newark 
Unique Comedy Trio 1937 Nicholas Phlla 



Vnladons Los Miles Detroit 
Valdare Bessls 806 W 97 N T 
Valentine A Bell 1461 W 108 Chicago 
Valletta A Lamson 1339 St Clsrk Cleveland 
Van Dalle Bisters 614 W 186 N Y 
Vsn Bpps Jack Lake Katrine N Y 
Van Horn Bobby 18t) West Dayton O 
Vardelles Lowell Mich 
Vardon P*rry A Wllber 6 Green London 
Variety Comedy Trio 1616 Berth Indianapolis 
Vass Victor V 86 Hasklns Provldsnos 
Vaaaar A Arken 334 Christopher Bklyn 
Vedmar Rer-e 3286 Broadway N Y 
Venetian 8erenaders 676 Blackhawk Chicago 
Vernon A Parker 187 Hopkins Brooklyn 
Village Comedy Four 1912 Ringgold Phlla 
Vincent A Slager 820 Olive Indianapolis 
Viola otto Circus Bush Hamburg Ger 
Vloletta Jolly 41 Lelpzlger Berlin Ger 
Voelker Mr A Mrs 62S W 161 N Y 



Wade Pearl Troiatlcros B R 
Walker Musical Rlngllng Bros C R 



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Walsh May Irwlns Majeatics B K 

Walters * Went 8417 Vernon Chicago 

Walton Fred 4114 Clarendon av Chicago 

Ward Billy 199 Myrtle av Bklyn 

Warde Mack S00 W 70 New York 

Waahburn Dot 1980 Mohawk Chicago 

Wssher Bros Oakland Ky 

Wataon Sammy Moraemere N J 

Weaver Prank A Co 170C N 9 Baltimore 

Weber Cbaa D 888 Tasker Pblla 

Well John 6 Krueatadt Rotterdam 

Welch Jaa A 811 B 14 New York 

Well* Lew 918 Rhawmut av Grand Rapids 

Wenrlck * Waldron 988 W 88 N Y 

Wentworth Veata & Teddy 6 Av It Y 

West Al 808 II Ohio Plttaburg 

Weat ft Denton 188 W Cedar Kalamasoo 

Weat Slaters 1418 Jefferson av Brooklyn 

Western Union Trio 8841 B Clearfield Phlla 

Weston Cecilia Irwina Majesties B It 

Weston Bdgar 848 W 44 N Y 

Weston Dan B 141 W lit N Y 

Westons Models 804 W 110 N Y 

Wetherlll 88 W • Chester Pa 

Wheeler Sisters 1441 7 Philadelphia 

Wheelers Ths 140 Montague Bklyn 

White Harry 1009 Aahland av Baltimore 

White Kane * White 898 Vermont Bklyn 

White * Perry Temple Rocheater 

Whiteside Bthel 888 W 87 N Y 

ETHEL WHITESIDE 

and those "Piccaninnies." 
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Whitman Frank 188 Greenwich Reading Pa 
Whitney Tlllle 89 Kane Buffalo 
Wlcbert Grace 8088 Michigan av Chicago 
Wilder Marshall Atlantio City N J 
Wllkens * Wllkeas 881 Willis av N Y 
Wlllard ft Bond Orpheum Montreal 
Williams Clara 8460 Tremont Cleveland 
Williams Cowboy 4718 Upland Philadelphia 
Williams Chas 8888 Rutgers 8t Louis 
Williams Bd * Florence 94 W 108 N Y 
Williams * De Croteau 1 Ashton sq Lynn Mass 
Williams * Gilbert 1010 Marshfleld av Chic 
Williams * Stevens 8618 Calumet Chicago 
Williams * Sterling Box 1 Detroit 
Wilson ft Aubrey Majestic Bloomlngton 111 
Wilson Raleigh Gollmar Bros C R 
Wilson Lottie 9808 Clifton av Chicago 
Wilson Al 4k Msy Dorp Schenectady Indef 
Wilson Billy 871 Wyona Brooklyn 
Wilson Llssle Park Hotel Buffalo 
Wilson Patter Tom 8666 7 Av N Y 
Wilson ft Cumby 2888 7 av N Y 
Wilson A Ward 2744 Grays Ferry Av Phlla 
Winfleld ft Shannon 877 B Mllw'kee av Detroit 
Winkler Kress Trio Majeailc Pateraon 
Wise A Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 
Wlthrow A Glover 869 N Emporia av Wichita 
Wolf A Lee 894 Woodlawn av Toledo 
Wolferth Jewel Circus Bush Berlin 
Wood OUIe 600 W 164 New York 
Wood Bros Orpheum Ogden Utah 
Woodall Billy 420 First av Nashville 
Work A Ower Empire London Indef 
Wright A Dietrich Orpheum Los Angeles 
Wright Lloyd A Clayton Park Hutchinson Kan 
Wyckoff Fred Pantagea Sacramento 



Xavlers Four 1144 W 10 Chicago 

Y. 
Yaokley A Bunnell Lancaster Pa 
Yeoman Qea 4Mf Gibson av St Louis 
Yerxa A Adele Girls From Happy land B R 
Young Jeanette Trocaderoa B R 
Young A Phelps 1018 Baker Bvansvllle Ind 
Young Sisters 2748 Henry Coney Island 



Zanelgs If CHS av B Portobester N Y 
Zanfrellss 181 Brixton London 
Zechs Three Fairbanks 8prlhgfleld O 
Zeda Harry L 1818 Cambria Philadelphia 
Zelser A Thorne Wlllards Tsmpls of Music 
SeU A Rogers 67 8 Clarke Chicago 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



Barkoot Shows 4 Chicago 

Al G Barnes 1 Leavenworth Wash 2 Monroe 

Buffalo Bill A Pawnee BUI 1 Emporia Kan 2 
Topeka 4 Kansas City Mo 6 Harrlaonvllle 6 
Nevada 7 Joplln 8 Pittsburg Kan 9 Ft Scott 
11 Iola 12 Ottawa 18 Leavenworth 14 St Joe 
Mo 16 Atchison Kan 16 Falls City Neb 18 
Nebraska City 19 Clarinda la 20 Red Oak 
21 Creston 22 Maryvllle Mo 28 Chllllcotho 

W H Coulter - Humphrey R D 2 Howella 4 
David City 6 Seward 6 Davenport Neb 7 
Hiawatha Kan 8 St Joe Mo 

Gollmar Broa 1 Manaon la 2 Mancheater 4 
Waverly & Osage 6 Oelweln 7 Itelnbeck 8 
Vinton 9 Columbus Junction 11 Colfax 

Haag Shows 1 Orange Va 4 Charlottesville f. 
Lynchburg 8 Stuart t* Lcakavllle 11 Dan- 
ville 12 Reldsvllle N <* 13 Graham 14 Dur- 
ham 

Hagenbeck Wallace 1 Caacy III 2 Vandalla 4 
Belleville 6 Marion 6 Cape Girardeau Mo 7 
Slkeaton 8 Caruthersvlllc 9 Blythevllls Ark 

Howea London Shows 1 Salt Luke City 2 Eu- 
reka 4 American Fork r> Spanish Fork 6 
Nephl 7 Mil ford 8 Callente Nov !♦ Moapa 11 
La a Vcgaa 13 Baratow ('al 14 Riverside 16 
Pomona IB Long Beach 18 Pasadena 



Miller Bros 101 Ranch 1 Iowa Falls la 2 

Cherokee 
Parker Shows 4 Council muffs la 6 Huron 8 D 
John Roblnaon 1 Paragould Ark 1 Foreat City 

4 Memphla Tenn 6 Covington 7 Fulton Ky 8 

Mayfleld 9 Paducah 
Sella Floto 6 Richmond Ind 7 Indlanapolla 

Danville 111 11 E St Louis 
Sparka Showa 1 Ridgewood O 2 Peoria 
Yankee Roblnaon 1 Hermann Mo 2 Pacific 
Young Buffalo 1 Marlon O 2 Akron 



MILESQUE 10UTES 



Weeks September 4 and 11. 



Americans Casino Brooklyn 11 Bowery New 
York 

Beliman Show L O 11 Casino Boston 

Belles of Boulevard Gayety Brooklyn 11 
Olympic New York 

Ben Welch Show Murray Hill New York 
11-18 Gllmore Springfield 14-16 Franklin 
Square Worcester 

Big Banner Show Gayety Milwaukee 11 Gay- 
ety Minneapolis 

Big Gaiety Casino Phlla 11 Star Brooklyn 

Big Revue Columbia Scranton 11 Eighth Ave 
New York 

Bohemians Empire Chicago 11 8tar Milwau- 
kee 

Bon Tone Gayety Detroit 11 Gayety Toronto 

Bowery Burlesquers Columbia Chicago 11 
Gayety Detroit 

Broadway Gaiety Girls Empire Brooklyn 11 
Casino Brooklyn 

Cherry Blossoms Bronx New York 11 Empire 
Brooklyn 

College Girls Gayety Kansas City 11 Gayety 
St Louis 

Columbia Burlesquers Gayety St Louis 11 
Gayety Louisville 

Coey Corner Girls Peoples Cincinnati 11 Folly 
Chicago 

Cracker Jacks Gayety Toronto 11 Garden Buf- 
falo 

Daffydlls Star Cleveland 11 Apollo Wheeling 

Darlings of Paris Century Kansas City 11 
Standard St Louis 

Dave Marion Garden Buffalo 11 Corinthian 
Rochester 

Ducklings Eighth Ave New York 11 Bronx 
New York 

Follies of Day One Nlghters 11 Howard Bos- 
ton 

Gay Widows Lustrne Wllkes-Barre 11 Colum- 
bia Scranton 

Ginger Girls Columbia New York 11 Casino 
Phlla 

Girls from Happyland Westmlnater Provi- 
dence 11 Gayety Boston 

Girla from Missouri Bowery New York 11 
Trocadero Phlla 

Girla from Reno Dewey Minneapolis 11 Star 
8t Paul 

Golden Crook Corinthian Rochester 11-13 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 14-16 Empire Albany 

Hastings Big Show Gayety Boston 11-13 Em- 
pire Albany 14-16 Mohawk Schenectady 

High School Girls Trocadero Phlla 11 Bon 
Ton Jersey City 

Honey Moon Girls Casino Boston 11 Colum- 
bia New York 

Ideals Star St Paul 11 Krug Omaha 

lmperlala Krug Omaha 11 Century Kanaaa 
City 

Jardln de Parla Star Milwaukee 11 Dewey 
Mlnneapolla 

Jersey Lillea Empire Cleveland 11 Empire 
Toledo 

Jolly Bachelora Penn Circuit 11 Lyceum 
Washington 

Kentucky Belles, Apollo Wheeling 11 Academy 
Pittsburg 

Knickerbockers Gayety Waahlngton 11 Gay- 
ety Plttaburg 

]Mi\y Buccaneera Empire Indlanapolla 11 
Buckingham Louisville 

Majeatlca Star Brooklyn 11 Gayety Newark 

Merry Maidena Buckingham Louiavllle 11 
Peoples Cincinnati . 

Merry Whirl Gayety Louisville 11 Standard 
Cincinnati 

Midnight Maidens Gayety Mlnneapolla 11 Gay- 
ety St Paul 

Miss New York Jr Monumental Baltimore 11 
Empire Phlla 

Moulin Rourc Academy Pittsburg 11 Penn 
Circuit 

New Century Girla Bon Ton Jeraey City 11 
One Nlghtera 

Pscemakers Star Chicago 11 Star Cleveland. 

Painting the Town Gayety St Paul 11 Gay- 
ety Omaha 

Paaalng Parade 4-6 Gllmoro Springfield 7-9 
Franklin Square Worceater 11 Weatmlnster 
Providence 

Pat Whltea Gaiety Girla Lafayette Buffalo 11 
Avenue Detroit 

Queen of Bohemia 4-C Mohawk Schenectady 
?-!» Empire Albany 11 L O 18 Caalno Bos- 
ton 

Queens of Jardln de Paris Music Hall New 
.York 11 Murray Hill New York 

Hoblnaon'a Crusoe Girla Gayety Phlla 11 Gay- 
ety Baltimore 

Rose Sydell Gayety Omaha 11 Gayety Kanaaa 
City 

Kunaway Girla Star ft Gutter Chicago 11 Gay- 
ety Milwaukee 

Heevee Beauty Show Empire Toledo 11 Star 
A Garter Chicago 



Sam Devere Lyceum Waahington 11 Monu- 
mental Baltimore 

Sam Howe's Lovemakers Gayety Baltimore 11 
Gayety Washington 

Social Maids Empire Hoboken 11 Music Hall 
New York 

Stsr A Garter Olympic New York 11 Gayety 
Phlla 

Star Show Girls Howard Boston 11 Roysl 
Montreal 

Taxi Girls Gayety Newark 11 Bmplre Hobo- 
ken 

Tiger Lilies Empire Phlla 11 Luserne Wllkes- 
Barre 

Trocaderoa Gayety Pittsburg 11 Empire 
Cleveland 

Vanity Fair Standard Cincinnati 11 Columbia 
Chicago 

Watson's Burjesquers Star Toronto 11 Lafay- 
ette Buffalo 

Whirl of Mirth Folly Chicago 11 Star Chicago 

World of Pleasure 4-6 Bmplre Albany 7-9 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 11 Gayety Brooklyn 

Yankee Doodle Girls Royal Montreal 11 Star 
Toronto 

Zallah'a Own Avenue Detroit 11 Empire Chi- 
cago 



LETTEBS 



Where C follows name, latter la In Chi- 
cago. 

Where 8 F follows, letter Is at Ban 
Francisco. 

Advertising or circular letters of any 
description will not be listed when known. 
Letters will be held for two weeks. 

P following nams indicates postal, ad- 
vertlsed once only. 



Allen Billle A Joule 
Archie Will 
Atlvell Ben (C) 



Bance Jack 
Banvarda Flying 
Banvard Will 
Barbee O'Rilla (C) 
Barrett Bertha 
Bartlett Bernlce 
Barton Fred 
Bell Jack (C) 
Bergere Rose 
Bernard Mike 
Blackmore Corlnne 
Blake Chas 
Blaney Hugh 
Bolton Vlena 
Bole Jack 
Boudlnnl Bros (C) 
Browning A Lewla 
Buford Bennett A Bu- 
ford 



Carre Maybelle 
Case A Vincent (C) 
Casey A Le Claire 
Chase Billy (SF) 
Christopher Jas (C) 
Claire Jack 
Clancy Geo (C) 
Cole Mr A Mrs Fred 
Coleman D E (SF) 
Connors Chaa 
Cooper Jane 
Crelghton Broa (P) 
Creasy Will 
Crlspl Ida (C) 
Cummins Robt F 
Curtis Blanche 

D. 

D'Arville Georgia 
Daly A O'Brien 
Daub Jack 
Dc Roaells Rex 
Diamond Four 
Dixon M L (C) 
Du Groa Trio (C) 
Dunn Emma (SF) 
Dupree Jeanette <C> 



Kdmonda Grace 
Edwards .Teasle (C) 



Egan Geo 
Electra 
Elmore Alan 
Engleton Man 



Farley John 
Ferguson Dave 
Fldello A Carp (SF) 
First Barney 
Flynn Earl (C) 
Ford Hugh 
Forrest Arthur 
Foster Allan W 
Fox Eddie (C) 
Fox Jack 
Fox Helen (C) 
France Chas 
Franklin Ruby 



Gallagher Ed 
Gaston Billy 
Gilbert G G 
Goodrich Edna 
Oottlob Amy (C) 
Green Gene (C)- 

H. 

Haines Robt 
Hamlin Richard 
Hankerhoff Mrs F (C) 
Harrison Lonore (SF) 
Healy Matt 
Herman Geo 
Hopper Lightning 
Howard Coulter (C) 
Hughes Flossie 
Huntington Val (C) 
Hussey Geo W 

J. 

Jeanette Belle 
Jennings O'Malley 
Johnson A Wells (SF) 
J ones Edgar 
Julian Harry 

K. 

Karl Rudolph 
Kelly Thos P 
Kelly Spencer 
Kelly Ethel 
Kilmer Wm 
Klcemy E R 
Kola Fred 
Kramer A Ross 



La Bstrellta (SF) 
Landers Charlotte 
Le Mont L A 
Lena Lily 
Leonard! Trio (SF) 
Le Roy A Harvey 
Leslie Ethel (8F) 
Leslie Bthel 
Lester Violet 
Lewln Harry W 
Link B R 
Llnter Helen 
Lloyd Lee 

Lockette Mollle (C) 
London Louis (P) 
Lorraine Evelyn (P) 
Lovette Lillian 



M. 



I 



Mack Elmer 
Maltland Madge (8F) 
Marlon A Pearce 
Martlne A Maxlmllllan 
McAllister Dick 
McCloud Myrtle (P) 
McCormlck A Wallace 
McCullough Carl 
Melville Josa (C) 
Melrose Elmer 
Melrose Ernest 
Messer Slstera 
Metier Edythe (C) 
Ml 11 man Jennie 
Mooney Gypsy 
Morgan W J 
Murphy J A 
Murphy Francis (C, 
Mumford A Thomp- 
son (C) 
Myers Claude 



N. 



Rattray Allan <SF) 
Reno Bessie 
Rex Comedy CI rem (» 
Reynard Ed 
Rlalto Mme 
Rice Johnny 
Rose City Quintet 
Rogers Ed 
Ruasell Fred 
Ryan Thos J 



Sharp A Wilkes 
Shattuck Truly 
Sheldon Rose (C) 
Shelley Hasel 
Simon L 

Snook Great (SF) 
Snook Great (C) 
Squires John (SF) 
Stacey Delia (C) 
Stanton Walter 
Story Musical (C) 
Strieker Will 
Stuart Cal 
Sully Wm F (C) 



Tangley Pearl 
Temple Luella (C) 
/Thomas Billy 
Torsell Dick (C) .1 
Trautt A (SF) 



V. 



i 



Nadje Miss 
Nelson Jeanette 
Norton Slstera 



O'Brien Jack 
O'Hearn Will (C) 
Olena Adele 
Orvllle Victoria 
Owen Frank 



P. 

Peltier Joe C (C) 
Piatt Aurora 
Poatheur Henry 



Qulgley Bob 



Van Cleve A Dentoi 
Van Hoven (C) 
Vann Jack (SF) 
Vaughn Dorothy (C) 
Vocleska L 



W. 

Wade F A 
Walker Jack (SF) 
Walker Ernie (SF) 
Wallace Irene 
Ward Elsa (SF) 
Ward Blsa 
We Chok Be (C) 
West Ford (C) 
Weston Dick P 
White Lee 
Whlttaker A Amok 
Wilson Grace (C) 
Wlrth Margaret 
Woods Ralton A Co 



Zuleka Princcaa (C) 




Acts new to this territory 
that are willing to demon- 
strate their merit by playing 
the smaller circuits, are in- 
vited to open correspondence 
with my new offices. 

Due consideration and 
advancement will be given 
to acts as they warrant it. 

NORMAN JEFFERIES 

(Suite 42) 

DE LONG BUILDING 

l.Uh and Chestnut Sts. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



IF YOU HAD A TRUNK 

that had steel cornera, steel ralla. steel dowela, steel handle hooka and every other lit I In* < 
ateel and was covered with vulcanised hard Hare, lined with fibre and bound with vuleanli*" 
hard fibre, wouldn't >ou wonder why you uaed the heavy, old-fashioned, canvas-covered, wow 
trunk aa long aa you did. and wouldn't you he anxious to get up to date? 

WILLIAM BAL, Inc. UHLUS 

SUNK Full CATALOGUE W. BUILDERS OF ' *^ *** 

1578 BROADWAY AND 710 OEVENTN AVENUE, NEW YORK 



When anawcrina advertisement* kindly mention VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



NOW BOOKING IM 



ON 



SHEEDY VAUDEVILLE AGENCY, 



Inc. 



1402 BROADWAY, NEW YORK 






BOSTON OFFICE, lOO BOYLSTON STREET 



'Ph*ne 1717 Murray Hill 



Western States Vaudeville Ass'n 

ELLA HERBERT WESTON, Gen. Mgr. 

Booking the Best in the West— No Act Too Big for Our Time 

7th Floor, West Bank Bldg., SAN FRANCISCO 



FREEMAN BERNSTEIN 

Manager, Promoter and Producer of Vaudeville Acts. 
HEIDELBERG BLDG., Bway and 4ld 8t.. NEW YORK (Suite 406). Phone 2476 Bryant. 

OPEN NIGHT AND DAY. 

NOW READY TO HANDLE YOUR BOOKING 

HENRY BERLINGHOFF 

145 West 45th Street, New York City 



Fs* Twelve Year a with Wm. Morris 



Phoae 7994 Bryaat 



THE ENGLISH PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL 

Circulation guaranteed to be larKer than that of any English Journal devoted to the 
Dramatic or Vaudeville. Professions. Foreign aubecrlptlon, 17a. 4d. per annum. 



NEW YORK AGENTS — Paul Tauslg, 101 Beat 14th St., and Samuel French & Sons, 21-26 
Writ 22d Street. 

Artlata visiting England are invited to send particulars of their net and date of opening 
THE STAGE Letter Box la open for the reception of their mail. 

16 YORK STREET. COVENT GARDEN. LONDON. \V. r. 



BEEHLER BROS. 

Promoters Producers Managers 

Can arrange Immediate, Consecutive Vaud- 
eville Time for Best Comedy and Nov- 
elty Acta. 

10A W. MONROE STREET. CHICAGO 

Phone, Randolph 6102. 

ERNEST EDELSTEN 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC AGENT. 

17 Green St., Leicester Square. LONDON. 

Sole Representative, 

John Tiller's Companies. Walter C. Kelly. 

Little Tlcb. Two Hobs. Wee Georglc Wood. 

Always Vacancies for Good Acts 

Small Time 
Vaudeville Acts 

Continuous Time la Canada, 

| Write J. H. ALOZ 

Canadian Theatres Booking Agency 

Orpheum Theatre Bldg.. Montreal, Canada. 

Rive Your Card in VARIETY 



Hammerstein's 

W7t j • AMERICA'S MOST 

Virinni) famous variety 

W lV/IAJl III THEATRE. 

OPEN THE YEAR AROUND. 

La CiRematajraria Hafiana 

IS ITALY'S LEADING PAl'ER FOR THE 

AmaiatOw Pictire mt fkmmn$k Inioosa 

PUBLISHED FORTNIGHTLY. 

32-36 large pagi s. 8 shillings per annum ($1.60) 

Edltor-pi'op'r: Prof. GUALTIERO I. FABRI, 

la Via Arcirescorado, Torino, Italy. 

BORNHAUPT 

INTERNATIONAL AGENT. 
If. Galerlc Du Rol, Brussels. 

NEW THEATRE 

. BALTIMORE, Md. 

All recognised acts desiring to 
BREAK THEIR JUMPS 

COMING EA8T OR GOING WE8T 

Rend In your Open Time, da IUN0AY MMWS 
Open the year round. Write or wire. 

GEORGE SCHNEIDER, Manager. 

Vaudeville Headliners 
nd Good Standard Acts 

If you have an open week you want to fill at 

short notlro, write to W. L. DOCKSTADER. 

OARRICK THEATRE, WILMINGTON, DEL. 

Can close Saturday night and make any city 

oast of Chicago to open Monday night. 



Griffin Circuit 

The Hide away hig time circuit. No acts too big. Exclusive agents. Write or wire PETER 
F. GRIFFIN, Booking Agent. Griffin Vaudeville Circuit. Variety Theatre Bldg.. Toronto. Can. 

BERT LEVEY 



ii 



CIRCUIT VAUDEVILLE 



Plenty of Time for Recognized Acts who Respect Contracts. Acts desiring time communicate 

Direct to EXCLUSIVE OFFICES: 144-150 POWELL STREET. San Francisco. Calif. 

N. B.-WB ADVANCE FARES TO REAL ACTS. 



EUROPEAN OFFICEJ 
BERLIN, GERMAN 
RICHARD PITROT, 
Representative. 

LOUIS PINCUS. 
New York Repre- 
sentative, Gayety 
Theatre Bldg. 



Pantaps Circuit 

VMIKVU1E THEATRES, Inc. 

ALEXANDER PANTAGES 
President and Manager 

SEATTLE 



OFFICES 

NEW YORK 

CHICAGO 

H'.N FRANClbCO 

SEATTLE 

DENVEU 



DOUTRICK'S 



I 



CMS. H. aaUTUCK. Prep art 



111 MffTH LA SALLE IT., CNICAM 
WANTED 

New Acts, New Faces, Recognized Big Feature Acts, Good Comedy Eketches, Novelty and 

Musical Acts, etc., for Immediate and future time. 
BOOKING First Class Vaudeville Houses In Chicago, and 16 Houses in 111. Jumps from 40 

eta, to $4. Also New Houses in Ind., Iowa. Wis. 
PERFORMERS — If you have one or more weeks open, write, wire or phone. 



JOSEPH M. SCHENCK, Gen. Mgr. N. Y. Office-. 



FRED MARIM), Mgr. Boston Office. 



V Al DEVIL LK ACTS NOTICE, WANTED FOR NEW ENGLAND TIME. 

The Marcus Loew Booking Agency 

NEW ENGLAND HEADQUARTERS 

BOl 



PhsM. Oifsra 2141 CelMial Beiliisej . 



»8TON 



C8NFIIENCE 



PMS TMS1S. WmmJ. ttssswkaj Asest 

1141.14 atJ.T.Tst.aSIStayvsaast 



of your customers is required to build up a successful business. 
1 have arranged STEAMSHIP accommodations 4 TIMES for 
Jean Clermont. Arnold Dc- Hit-re. Jordan and Harvey, Alice 
Lloyd: S TIMES for Belleclalre Bros., Sam Elton, Imro Fox, 
W. c. Fields, Hardeen, Arthur Prlnee, etc. Let mo arrange 
YOUR steamship accommodations; also railroad tickets. 





• • 




■ ■ mm m* CHICAGO 

urns "J. 



VAUDEVILLE AGENT 

MR. MANAGER :— Are you losing money this warm weather f Write me for ideas aa well as acta 
that will get you results. 

(.US SUN BOOKING EXCHANGE C& 

Main Office, Springfield, (). 
NEW YORK INTERESTS REPRESENTED BY 

JOHN SUN (606), Gaiety Theatre Bldg.. N. Y. City 

ALL EASTERN ACTS INVITED TO CALL 

Branch offices In Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburg and Cincinnati. 
NOW BOOKING ACTS FOR ENTIRE SEASON 11- IJ CAN USE 300 ACTS. 

All llOUB' H open Sept t. 

Addri-SH ill mall oin mini ii at ions i> t • i * - 

GIfc SIN BOOKING EXCHANGE CO., SPKINGF1ELD. O. 

CAN GIVE SUITABLE ACT8 

IO WEEKS IN CHICAGO 

BURT EARLE, SW^SMKSi^: CHICAGO 



THE FOX AGENCY 

EDWARD F. KEALEY, Manager 

212 WEST 42nd ST.. NEW YORK Phone, 1247 Bryant 



IO WEEKS IN NEW YORK CITY 

\o aits or sketches too lar^e for us to play nor too l>i^ for 

our stages. 

Booking the New York Theatre 

on Broadway, at 4">th Street, the centre of vaudeville. 

Our theatres are reviewed by all vaudeville managers. 

The best place "to show** In the country. 



When anawcriny odvertiaementa kindly mf ntion VAKIKTY. 



4* 



VARIETY 



thb ventriloquist WITM a 

PRODUCTION 



■D. F. 



REYNARD 

Proasatg Beth Dewberry and Jaws Jan nana la 
"A MORNINO IN HICKSVILLB. M 

Direction, ORNB HUGHBB. 

Gene Hughes 

Manager. Promoter and Prodaear of Vaude- 
ville Acta. 

What to produce and how to aoo ooo d. 

Amthore ploaao noto: Communloationo so- 
licited. 

Putnam Building, Now York. 

BLLI0 MONA 

BLAMPHIN and HEHfl 

Tfca CtaoMioi Simrt of VaejtvjNe 

FOB SALE 

WIGGINS FARM 

Apply ID TBB CHAD WICK TBIO 

Stuart Barnes 



JAME8 B. PLUNK ETT. Manager. 




ALBEB, WEBER A EVANS Presents 

BUTLER 



HAVILAND 

- THORNTON 



ALICE 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 




NKII. 



ason 



■ Heeler 



Direction Max Hart, Putnam Bldg.. N. T. C. 

MARX 

BROTHERS 

and CO. 

to "FN HI II MMt" 




Cuts For Newspaper Use 

Uiih for 1 1 r i ■ . s 

THF SIANOAIO ENGRAVING CO. mo 56? /thftvc.N T. 



HEUMAM 

A Novelty on Wheels 



Those Two Nifty Girls. 



MYRTLE 



IRENE. 



Victorine *** Zolar 

In their new 

Spectacular Singing and Dancing Act. 

COMING EAST. 

Address care VARIETY, San Francisco. 



It isa't the mm 
tfcat makes the 
act— 

It's the act that 
■akec the aa«e. 




FRBD 



THE KINO OF IRELAND 

JAMES B. DO OVAN 

AND 

RKNA ARNOLD 

QUEEN OP VAUDEVILLE 

DO I NO WILL THANK YOU. 

Director and Adviser, Kins; K. C 

m 

Even the "Worm Diggers" went on a strike. 
They dig worms for one shilling and six pence 
per 1.000 and struck for two shillings and got 
it, now they want three shillings per 1,000. 

"Oet away from there; If I catch you dig- 
ging I'll pinch your worms." This sounds 
fishey, but Its a fact. 

Very quite around the clubs this week, as 
all the boys are out of town. But when we 
arc all In a bunch at the Leicester Sq. Comedy 
Club, "we don't go home till morning." 

Seven weeks In London at two halls per 
night Is entitled to a vacation, so Its us for 
It next week. 

Verytlredly Yours. 

VARUM, PERRY and WILDER 

"THOR1 THsiag BOYS" 

Marshall P. Wilder 

ATLANTIC CITY, If. M. 
•oil Phono Iff, 

JULIAN 
— DYER 

A LAUGH A SECOND 



TOMMY 



KELLY and LAFFERTY 

A Comedy Singing. Talking, Dancing Skit 

CejenUTHf tf as DCUDLE SHADOW DANCE 

Copyists keep off— FULLY PROTECTED. 

N. R. A. U.. New York. 

Original and Genuine 

4 LONDONS 

Ernest A. London, Manager. 

Established, 1002. Direction, J. Paige Smith. 
Next Week (Sept. 4), Orpheum, Los Angeles. 



THE 



FOUR RE6ALS 

In the most sensational and wonderful act 

"THE ARMORERS." 

This Week (Aug. 28), Majestic, Milwaukee. 

Week Sept. 11, Orand, Indianapolis. 

Direction, Paul Dumnd. 



BACK HOME AGAIN. 



WALKER 
STURM 



AND 



Personal address, 65 Railway Ave., 
Hawksbum, Melbourne, Australia. 



Marcus - Gartelle 

In their sketoh 

'<Skmtorial RoUeriMi" 



JAMBS PLUNKBTT. Mgr. 



MAX 



GRACE 



Ritter - Foster 

Back Home after three years continuous 
playing In Europe. Booked to return. 

Address care VARIETY. 




GAVIN -PL ATT 
« PEACHES 

Presenting "TRAVELING A LA CART" 

GEO. WOLFORD BARRY. 
(No. 7 Hawthorne Ave.. Clifton, N. J.) 

JOHNNIE 
COLEMAN 

The original Scotch lad with somewhat 
different monologue, singing his own songs. 
First time In this country. 

A big hit In San Francisco. 

Keep Yonr Eye on Johnnie. 



HERMAN 



Agent. PAT 0A8EY 



THE 



•M8IML 



WILL LACEY 



OYOLINO OOMIDIAN 

"LISTEN Tl MI" 

A tip to the money mad 
or the Get Rich Quick 
Man. 

If 95 per cent, of the 
double day tolls In pros- 
pect of quick futures would 
put the same energy Into 
carefully Investing what 
they made In a reasonable 
day's work they would 
prosper nine time out ot 
ten Just as quickly and 
keep for them what In the 
end all men value most — 
HEALTH. 

ra. in . mi i. capitai it 

WAMIIfTM 

The Fellow That Waksos 
Sings on One Wheel 



BARRY m WOLFORD 

In Their Latest Comic Song Review 

"SNAPSHOTS." 

Booked Solid. 

JAMES E. PLUNKETT. Smart. Mkt. 

Home Add., 8 Hawthorne Ave., Clifton. N. j, 

Sam J. Curtis 

And Co. 

Melody and Mirth 

In the original "SCHOOL ACT." 

On the United Time. 

Direction ALBEE, WEBER A EVANS. 

Summer Address, Brielle, N. J. 



CHARLES AHEARN 




"THE RACING MAN. 



PAT CASEY. Agent. 



Rem Brandt 

United Time. 
Next week (Sept. 4). Forsythc, Atlanta. Ga. 

Direction. JO PAlOI SMITH 



IVI 




Jenie Jacobs 

tod 

Pat Casey 

This Week 
(Aug. 28) 
Shea's, 
Toronto 
Return Date 
Hammer- 
stein's, 
Sept 15 




C. A. Y. 

— — 

McKISSICK 
andSHADNEY 

THOSE EBONY ENTERTAINERS 

Comedy character change artists, 

Special Scenery. 

Address VARIETY, Chicago. 

EDGAR BERGER 

Sensational Equilibrist. 
Direction, JAS. E. PLUNKETT. 

THE "" 

FortuneTellerTrio 

Opening on the Butterfield Time with ■ 
Circuit to follow. A beautiful act with sp~ 
clal scenery. 

Eastern Agents write for open time. 

Address, care VARIETY, San Francisco. 



THAT FUNNY MUSICAL ACT 



TAN E AIM — CLAXTON 



Am. 21, New Theatre, laltimore 
Weeks Sept. 4-11. Resting at Home, 
1387 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, N. 



W*en •newertne advrttoimenU kindly mention VARIETY. 




Vol. XXIV. No. 1. 



vSEPTEMBER 9, 1911. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



GOTCH'S STAR ATHLETIC SHOW 
WILL START WORLD'S TOUR 

Harry H. Frazee Signs the Wrestling Champion, Who 

Will Take Along the Lightweight Belt Holder, 

Ad. Wolgast. Exhibition In New York. 

American Picture Record Made from 

the Gotch-Hack Bout Monday 



Chicago, Sept. 6. 

Harry H. Frazee leaves for New 
York tonight to arrange the details of 
the around the world all-star athletic 
show he has arranged for with the 
champion wrestler, Frank Gotch. Ad 
Wolgast, holder of the lightweight 
pugilistic belt, will go along. The 
others will be selected in New York. 

An exhibition by the show will be 
given in the Metropolis within three 
weeks, either at the Madison Square 
Garden, or the Polo Grounds. 

The first sixty days of the tour will 
be played in America, making one or 
two towns daily, similar to the .let- 
fries trip before he fought Johnson. 

Tne show will leave America for 
Eu^iand, then to Australia, the en- 
tire route to consume about six 
months. In Ireland the troupe will 
play only at Dublin. 

v'iotfh has been offered plenty of 
stage engagements by vaudeville and 
burlesque managers, but refused them 
all, favoring Mr. Frazee, who is of the 
theatrical Jinn of Lederer & Frazee. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

Major Glover sent something over 
on the Chicago managers this week, 
when, on Monday, he quietly but 
quickly arranged with the Selig Poly- 
scope Co. to give the Majestic the first 
showing of the Gotch-IIackenschmidt 
pictures, developed four hours after 
the- match, establishing a record in the 
American moving-picture world. 

It was impossible to make an an- 
nouncement for the hurriedly booked 
feature. The capacity Labor Day au- 
dience was taken entirely unawares 
when the announcer walked on the 
M:\icstic stage immediately after Ma- 
b'l Hite had bowed off and imparted 



the information that the Empire Ath- 
letic Club took pleasure in showing the 
reel to the Majestic audience on the 
same day the bout occurred. 

Only 600 feet were shown, pictur- 
ing the first ten minutes which took 
up the introductions, etc. The bal- 
ance of the film showed the second 
fall. The Selig people and Jack Curley 
(who has the bulk of the picture end, 
and who, incidentally, has the bulk of 
Hack's end, having bought the Rus- 
sian's share for $ 11,0(10, making a 
(lean profit for himself of nearly $2."»,- 
000) declare that the entire film will 
consume 2,000 feet. 

A previous record of three hours for 
developing a short film still stands, 
but this four-hour mark holds good 
for the length of the wrestling film. 

Hilly Osterfeld, the picture operator 
at the Orpheum. San Francisco, pic- 
tured a parade Decoration Day, devel- 
oping the entire reel in time for the 
same evening's performance at the 
Orpheum theatre. However, Osterfeld 
had a few hours' start on the Selig 
people, the parade having started early 
in the afternoon. 

(Special Cable to Variktv,. t 

London, Sept. »;. 

The Marinelli agency has cabled 
several kinds of offers to Frank Gotch. 
who defeated Haekensc hmidt in Chi- 
cago the other day, in an endeavor to 
arrange music hall engagements here, 
at the same time attempting a new 
wrestling boom in Kngland. 

A revival of the game up to the 
pitch that prevailed during the Hack 
ensch niidt heyday a few years ago. 
would yield enormous monetary re- 
turns to all interested in the ven- 
ture 



$75,000 ADVANCE HALF,. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Sept. (J. 

The libraries (which handle theatre 
tickets) have made a record deal with 
Robert Courtneidge, the producer of 
the Japanese musical comedy, 
"Mousme," at the Shaftsbury, Satur- 
day, Sept. J). 

The manager has received $75,000, 
which assures a successful run, re- 
gardless whether the piece is good or 
bad. 

The Courtneidge mentioned pro- 
duced "The Arcadians" in Ixmdon. 



Hl'NTLEY WRKJHT'S WIFE. 

(Special Cable to Variktv,) 

London, Sept. G. 
Huntley Wright, leading comedian 
at Daly's theatre, was married today 
to Mary Fraser. 

MRS. PAT'S CHILLY RECEITION. 

(Special Cable to Variktv.) 

London, Sept. G. 
Mrs. Pat Campbell has proven a 
failure on her vaudeville tours of the 
provinces. She appeared at the Hip- 
podrome, Brighton, and Palace, Man- 
chester, to chilly receptions. 

">IA( RKTH" REVIVAL lllti. 

London, Sept. G. 
i Special Cable to Variktv,) 
1 he revival of "Macbeth" at His 
Majesty's theatre is great. Hecrhohm 
Tree, Arthur Hourchier and Violet 
VanRrugh scored personal successes in 
their respectho roles, but the Ghosts 
are very poor. Scenlcally it is a tri- 
umph. 

DAXCKH PALACE'S STAR. 

(Special Cable to Variktv.) 

London, Sept. G. 
Napierkowski, the famous panto- 
mime ballet dancer, somewhat of a 
sensation in Paris last year, has been 
engaged as the chief attraction at the 
Palace for October. 



CANCELS FRANK liAWTON. 

(Special Cable to Variety.. ) 

Paris, Sept. 6. 
The Moulin Houge management has 
cancelled the engagement of Frank 
Lawton In "The Belle of New York." 
The management alleges the state of 
Mr. Lawton's health prevents him from 
giving a proper performance. Lawton 
denies that he is at all ill. 



DETECTIVE STOKY PLAY FAIR. 

(Special Cable to Variktv,.) 

Paris, Sept. 6. 

"Le Baron de Batz," produced at the 
Houffes ParlsienB last night, did fair- 
ly. It is a comedy detective tale, by 
J. .1. Frappa. Marcella Frappa, wife 
of the author, made her stage debut In 
the piece. 

The Bouffes Parlsiens is temporari- 
ly under the management of Leon 
Poirrier, who had a summer lease to 
Continue "Marriage de Mile. Beule- 
mans." M. Poirrier intends leaving 
for South America shortly to open 
picture theatres, when Cora Laper- 
cerie will resume management of the 
Jlouffes. Later on there will be pro- 
duced the much-talked-of "Revue des 
X," the work of half a dozen writers. 



(MINE'S PLAY OLD-FASHION KI>. 

(Special Cable to Variktv,.) 

London, Sept. 6. 
Hall Caine's play "The Quality of 
Mercy," produced at the Theatre Roy- 
al, Manchester, turns out to be sheer 
melodrama of the old-fashioned kind, 
popular a decade ago. To a modern 
audience it is laughable. 



LAI RA JEW'S SHOW (iOING. 

Laura Jean Libbey's Players, not- 
withstanding a delay in getting the 
company organized, opened in New 
Kngland, Mondav. 



HEDKOOM SCENE CRITICIZED. 

(Special Cable to Variktv,.) 

London, Sept. G. 

It is a very questionable success 
registered by Fred Terry's daughter, 
Neilsen Terry, in "Romeo and Juliet." 
She is new and regarded as highly 
promising. 

A herculean task was set for the 
young woman in the interpretation of 
Juliet, following on the heels of .so 
many famous "Juliets" In Kngland. 

A rather crude balcony scene with 
Juliet in bed and Romeo stooping 
over her, was adversely crithi/rd by 
the press, alleging iinne<<--;p> sun 
nest iveness. 



VARIETY 



$5,000 ACT PLAYING ABROAD AT 
SIR MOSS' LONDON HIPPODROME 

Leoncavallo and His Orchestra the First Variety Turn 
to Reach the Five Thousand Mark 



(Special Cable to Vakikty,) 

London, Sept. 6. 

Leoncavallo, the famous composer 
of "Pagliacci," has arrived in London 
and opens at the Hippodrome, Mon- 
day with his orchestra, at a weekly 
salary of $5,000. 

In his published interviews Leon- 
cavallo states he is willing to pay a 
visit to the United States, if similar 
offers manifest themselves. 

The engagement of Leoncavalla is 
the first actual salary of $n,000 to be 
lecelved by a variety act. 

Recently Alfred Butt, of the Lon- 
don Palace, offered Cavalier! that 
sum, but the contract was not com- 
pleted. 



COL. BILL PUTS IT OVER. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

Col. Bill Thompson has at last come 
into his own. After his recent and 
rather discouraging experience with 
the Vesta Victoria All-Star Show, also 
a poor season at the American Music 
Hall, the Colonel family landed with 
both feet when securing the old Globe 
theatre, on Wabash avenue. 

After hastily redecorating the house 
the Colonel renamed it The Angeles 
Opera House. His very capable press 
agent soon had all Chicago waiting 
for the opening, with "Wang" billed 
as the attraction. "Wang" opened 
Saturday night' to a representative 
first night audience. Though the 
performance ran a little slow at times, 
not unusual at a first performance, 
the packed house opined that Colonel 
Bill would make it go. 

Conspicuous among the cast is Doro- 
thy Vaughan, a former vaudeville fa- 
vorite, who, for her particular line 
of work, stands alone in her class. 
Miss Vaughan went through her part 
without a ripple of nervousness, and 
scored one of the big hits. Another 
vaudeville favorite, Viva Ethelia, 
playing the Crown Prince of Siam, 
scored an individual success through 
her excellent vocal display. George 
Kunkle playing "Wang," and Charles 
Huntington as Col. Robert Fracasse, 
landed nicely, as did Anna Hoffman in 
the role of the widow's stepdaughter. 
Miss Hoffman was a member of the 
ill fated "Larboard Watch" company 
that recently ran down at the Cort af- 
ter a three or four day run. Inci- 
dentally it might be added that Miss 
Hoffman was not responsible for the 
disaster that befell the nautical piece. 
She was one of the two only hits of 
that show. The other was Miriam 
Pruzan. 

Despite the strenuous and emphatic 
declaration of the Colonel that he has 
doctored the acoustics, nevertheless 
they have evidently suffered a relapse, 
for while one could hear the singing. 
the dialog escaped those in the rear, 
which was partially responsible for 



the reception given his highness on his 
initial appearance. 

One thing noticeably lacking was 
something lively in the way of a spe- 
cialty to kill the monotony of the 
dialog. A banjo number carried by 
eight choristers helped considerably, 
but a good nifty dancing octet would 
have accomplished wonders. 

The singing end of the show is be- 
yond criticism. The principals carry 
this department through unaided, al- 
though the Colonel has picked a good 
singing chorus. Four "ponies" con- 
tributed the bulk of the footwork and 
did nicely. 

Next week the same company will 
offer "The Beggar Student." Unless 
something happens the new comic 
opera company should make them sit 
up and notice. 

The cast seems capable and under 
the stage direction of George Kunkle 
there is no reason why the Angeles 
Opera House shouldn't be admitted to 
the regular list of Chicago's popular 
theatres. A good comic opera com- 
pany is needed here anyway. 



ROBBED ON BROADWAY. 

Irving Brooks, who plays the part 
of a German count in "The Girl of 
My Dreams," had his dressing room 
robbed at the Criterion theatre last 
week. A suit of clothes, a pair of 
diamond link buttons, and four of his 
wife's diamonds were confiscated. 

Mrs. Brooks is the Countess Von 
Hatzfeld, and left town to play an 
engagement, turning over to her hus- 
band her jewels for safe keeping. 



MAY STAR JOE WELCH. 

Harry H. Frazee has taken up the 
matter of starring Joe Welch this sea- 
son in a "$2 show," written by Her- 
bert Hall Winslow. John J. Riesler 
("John, the Barber"), will likely be 
interested in the venture, if it goes 
through. 

Mr. Welch has a few vaudeville en- 
gagements, commencing shortly. 



ST. LOUIS SEASON STARTING. 

St. Louis, Sept. 6. 

The formal opening of the regular 
theatrical season will be Sunday night 
when the Olympic, Shubert and Gar- 
rick theatres will be lighted with 
touring attractions. 

The Garrick has had two picture 
attractions. William A. Brady's 

"Mother" (with Ma,y Shaw), will 
usher in the regular season. 

The Olympic will have James K. 
Hackett in "The Grain of Dust" as 
its initial bill, while the Shubert will 
enter the lists with George Dameral 
and Ruth Peebles in the Hough and 
Adams show, "The Heart Breakers." 
Motion pictures are at the Century, 
but within a week or two the road 
shows will again be booked in. The 
popular priced houses are all open. 



BRADY'S RUBBERY PLAY. 

William A. Brady will produce in 
Chicago, Sept. 11, a new play by 
Thompson Buchanan, entitled "The 
Rack." It deals with the prevalent 
divorce problem. 

The last act is a courtroom dcene, 
with the leading female character be- 
ing submitted to a gruelling cross- 
examination, in which she is asked 
some pertinent questions about her re- 
lations with a man who is named as 
co-respondent in her divorce suit. It 
is said to be a daring scene. 



TULLY MARSHALL ENDS SEASON. 

Cleveland, Sept. 6. 

The Colonial stock company has 
closed one of the most successful stock 
seasons in Cleveland's history. Tully 
Marshall wound up his season in 
"What Happened to Jones," and will 
join a legitimate show. 

Dockstader's Minstrels, the first 
regular show of the season, opened 
Labor Day. 



"NEXT" MADE INTO A PLAY. 

The Shuberts have in preparation 
a new farcical comedy that will de- 
pend for its novelty on the introduc- 
tion on the stage of a barber shop 
with female attendants. 

It is entitled "Next!" Among those 
already engaged are Helen Lowell and 
Riley Chamberlin. 



BEBAN'S "ROSE" SHOW. 

George Beban in "The Sign of the 
Rose," a four-act play by himself, 
staged by T. Hayes Hunter, will give 
his premiere Sept. 11, at Atlanta, and 
will follow with a week at the Olym- 
pic, St. Louis. 

John Daly will manage the show, 
with Theodore Mitchell ahead. 

The company includes Baby Wil- 
son, Bertha Livingston, George Fred- 
ericks, Marie Pavey, Geo. Probert, 
Virginia Reynolds, W. P. Perry, A. S. 
Byron, Franklin Ritchie, Carl An- 
thony, Estha Banks, Edna May How- 
ell, James A. Marcus, Del de Louis, 
Harry Johnstone, Henry Powers, Ig- 
naclo Blondi, Jack Conway, Archie 
Pembroke, Anna Murdock, Beatrice 
Mable, Anna Ash, Geo. W. McGrath, 
Edith MacBride, Ada Gilman, Edith 
McShane, Frederick Sutton, Lee 
White, Ralph Ash. 




TWO NEW SHOWS IN PHILA. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 6. 

The opening of the Forrest, Walnut 
and Grand Opera House marked the 
beginning of another regular theatri- 
cal season in this city, Monday. 

The Grand started Saturday night, 
'The Soul Kiss," with Ethel Gilmore 
featured, playing the extra perform- 
ance. The show opened to big busi- 
ness at popular prices and was well 
liked. 

•The Arab," a play of the Far East, 
by Edgar Selwyn, with the author in 
the leading role, had the honor of 
starting the Walnut off on its 104th 
season. The piece is superbly mount- 
ed, the scenic equipment coming in for 
the principal praise. The story is a 
love tale between a dragoman and the 
daughter of a missionary. The latter 
role is acted by Edna Baker, formerly 
with Arnold Daly. Marcus Morlarity, 
Vincent Benoit, Ethel Von Waldron, 
Walter Wilson and Edward See each 
came in for a share of what success 
was met with. 

"Alma," with Truly Shattuck, began 
its season in the Forrest. The Amer- 
ican version of the farce made a more 
refreshing and lasting impression than 
the broader version seen here last sea- 
son. The company is a capable one, 
anu the piece was warmly received by 
a well-filled house. 

The new Viennese operetta, "The 
Kiss Waltz," the American version of 
which is by Edgar Smith, opened at 
the Lyric and pleased a big house. 
There is much music and dancing, 
and the costuming is elaborate. The 
musical portion is predominated by 
the waltz variety, and it is tuneful. 
This is practically the first hearing of 
"The Kiss Waltz" over here. It was 
given for a few weeks In Boston last 
season, but has been greatly altered. 
The cast is a strong one, including 
Charles Bigelow, William Pruette, 
Robert Warwick, Martin Brown, 
George Fauncefort, Flora Zabelle, Elsa 
Ryan, Eva Davenport and Adele Row- 
land. 

The Garrick, Broad, Adelphia and 
Chestnut Street Opera House are the 
only first-class houses now closed. 
They are scheduled to reopen in the 
near future. 



"DOLL AND DOLLARS" SHOW. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

Harry L. Newton, a Chicago writer, 
is responsible for a fantastic comedy 
which will shortly go into rehearsals 
here. 

The title of the piece is "The Doll 
and Her Dollars." An early premiere 
is promised, and a tour of the "one 
nighters" of the middlewest is plan- 
ned. 



KITTY GORDON 

Star of the now Job. M. Gnllcn' production. 
Th" KnchantrcHS," now In rehearsal. 



CHORUS GIRL'S HARD LUCK. 

Portland, Ore., Sept. 6. 

Marjorie Mahr, the Lyric chorus 
girl, who lost both legs above the 
knee on the South Portland bridge 
about a year ago, has suffered another 
calamity by fire destroying her pa- 
latial apartment house, 228 N. 20th 
st. 

A year ago Miss Mahr was tendered 
the largest benefit ever held on the 
coast, which netted her over $8,0ui). 
It was with this money she furnished 
the apartment house. Her furniture 
was partly insured. 



VARIETY 



PETITIONING CLEMENCY 

FOR GEORG E L, MARION 

Theatrical Profession, From Bottom to Top, Urged to 

Sign and Forward Petition Below to the 

Board of Pardons at Harrisburg, Pa. 



From all sections of the United 
States and Canada have come letters 
to Variety urging that all possible be 
done to save from the gallows George 
L. Marlon, a former actor and advance 
agent, under sentence of death at 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 28. 

The only remaining chance of saving 
Marion's life lies with the Pennsyl- 
vania Board of Pardons, which meets in 
the State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, 
Sept. 20. It is desired that all members 
of theatrical or allied professions who 
would save this unfortunate man from 
so untimely a fate, write in his behalf 
to the Board of Pardons. With this 
idea in view is printed below a petition 
which those so disposed may sign and 
forward to the Board of Pardons, 
State Capitol, Harrisburg, Penn., to be 
delivered before Sept. 20. 

As is noted in the petition, Marlon 
is believed to have been insane long 
prior to the killing of the woman who 
lived with him as his wife, and who 
had borne him a son. Evidence which 
might have affected the jury which 
tried him was not presented at the 
trial, because the prisoner refused to 
divulge his right name and antece- 
dents, thus precluding the admission of 
testimony of his invalided mother and 
sister as to an accident to his head, 
sustained in a railroad wreck in his 
early youth, and which had always 
made him erratic, to say the least. 
Other evidence as to mental irrespon- 
sibility was not forthcoming, as Marion 
was penniless and there was no money 
available to bring material witnesses 
to his aid. 

That the entire theatrical profession 
is aroused in its efforts to save this 
man's life is evidenced by the standing 
of the producers, managers, actors and 
others who have already written their 
appeals for clemency. 

Charles Oram Lander, a well known 
recitationist, who has but recently re- 
turned from Europe, has placed this 



petition in the leading theatrical clubs 
of New York for signatures. The pe- 
tition was drafted by Leander Richard- 
son and William Raymond Sill at the 
request of Marion's attorney, the Hon. 
Charles B. Lenahan, of Wilkes-Barre. 
Messrs. Richardson and Sill knew Ma- 
rion as an advance agent, and are fully 
convinced of his mental deficiencies. 

Mr. Lander has suggested that the 
following excerpt from Oscar Wilde's 
"Ballad of Reading Gaol" might well 
be read first by all interested in the 
fate of Marion: 

"Tin* man had killed the thing he loved. 

And so he had to die; 
Y»t each man kills the thing: he love*. 

Vet each man does not die. 
He does not die a death of shame, 

On a day of dark disgrace, 
Nor wear a noose about his neck, 

Nor a cloth thrown e'er his face 
Nor drop feet foremost through the floor. 

Into an empty space." 

PETITION. 

To the Doard of Pardons. 

State Capitol Harrisburg, Pa. 

Honorable Sirs: 

We, the undersigned, associated In various 
active capacities with the theatrical profes- 
sion In America, respectfully and earnestly 
petition the Pennsylvania Doard of Pardons 
for the commutation of the death penalty In 
the t-aso of George L. Marlon, an actor and 
business manager, awaiting execution Sept. 
28 of this year in the County °rlson at 
Wllkes-narre. our reasons for this prayer for 
clemency* being: 

First — That we believe Marlon to have suf- 
fered numerous acts of wanton Infidelity at 
the hands of the woman he Blew, to the end 
that ho became crazed with grief and hu- 
miliation and was Incompetent and Irrespon- 
sible at the time of his act; 

Second — That strong testimony to this ef- 
fect, offered at the trial by persons who in- 
terviewed him Immediately following the 
tragedy, and that might have mitigated his 
punishment, was excluded; 

Third — That prior to this event Marlon 
bore an excellent reputation, never had been 
In trouble of any kind, never had been ar- 
rested, and always had served his employers 
honorably and faithfully; 

Fourth — That during all his detention, 
prosecution and conviction, rather than draw 
Into disgrace the re' M Ives who might have 
given evidence of a railway accident In which 
he suBt allied Injuries to the head and spine, 
calculated to unsettle his reason, Marlon re- 
fused to communicate with them, preferring 
to sacrifice a strong aid toward acquittal; 

Fifth, any finally— That the Theatrical 
Profession In America never has supplied an 
Instance of a member sent to execution, and 
we pray that our honored calling be spared 
this disgrace and sorrow; to all of which we 
(or I — ) hereby subscribe. 



Address. 



JUDAH INSTEAD OK MAYER. 

St. Louis, Sept. 6. 

The new manager for the Shubert's 
Garrick here will be Louis Judah, in- 
stead of Adolph E. Mayer, of Phila- 
delphia, as at first announced. 

Mr. Judah is the assistant manager 
of the Lyric, Cincinnati. He is ex- 
pected here the middle of the week to 
take charge for the opening, Sunday 
night, with "Mother." Mr. Judah suc- 
ceeds H. D. Buckley. 



SOUSA DUE BACK. 

San Francisco, Sept. 6. 

John Phillip Sousa and his band of 
fifty will arrive here from Australia 
Sept. 15. 

Sousa will play concerts around 
here, commencing the last of Septem- 
ber. 

The band and its leader have toured 
the world. 



"THE REAL THING" LEAVING. 

Henrietta Crosman's engagement in 
"The Real Thing" at the Maxine El- 
liott theatre, will probably end about 
the first of next month. When the 
company takes to the road, Minnie 
Dupree will be replaced by another 
actress, who Is now studying the role. 



DISMISSALS IX "THE FAMILY." 

"The Family," said to be backed by 
the Shuberts, was to have opened at 
Louisville last Saturday, but owing to 
the discharging of nearly all the peo- 
ple engaged, its road premiere was 
postponed. 

A new company is now rehearsing 
and expects to get started on its way 
soon. 



WINTHROP AMES PRODUCING. 

Wlnthrop Ames, late director of the 
New theatre, does not intend to aban- 
don his adopted field of theatricals. 
He has taken offices in New York and 
is making ready to produce two dra- 
mas, to play the Shubert houses. 

George Foster Piatt, producer of 
modern plays at the New theatre, is 
to be Mr. Ames' stage director. 



CLOSED AND OPENED. 

Bert LaMont has closed his com- 
pany of twenty-four people which pre- 
sented "The College Girl," a musical 
comedy, for the past forty-two weeks. 

LaMont has opened with "The Cow- 
boy Minstrels." Johnny McDermott, 
the second tenor, and Ed. Williams, 
baritone, are new members of the or- 
ganization. 



JOSEPHINE COHAN PLAYING. 

Indianapolis, Sept. 6. 

With "The Fortune Hunter" at 
English's this week, as co-stars are 
Fred Niblo and Josephine Cohan (Mrs. 
Niblo). This signalizes Miss Cohan's 
return to the stage, after her recent 
illness, of some duration. 

Mr. Niblo starred alone in the piece 
laFt season. It is his wife's first ven- 
ture in a straight comedy role. 



PUTS ON ANOTHER ST AIL 

A. H. Woods has added another star 
to his string of players. Contracts 
were signed Tuesday which will make 
Guy Bates Post a Woods star In a new 
American drama called "The Great 
Desire," written by Edward Charles 
Carpenter. The show opens in De- 
troit Oct. 30. It will be staged by 
Gustav von Seyferitz. 



"THE ONLY SON" IN PHILLY. 

Cohan & Harris are preparing to 
produce "The Only Son," Winchell 
Smith's newest play, for the first time 
at the Broad Street theatre, Philadel- 
phia, Oct. 2. 

The following have been engaged 
for the comedy: Wallace Eddinger, 
Claude Gillingwater, Leslie Kenyon, 
Roy Atwell, Elmer Grandon, Consuelo 
Bailey, Ida Waterman, Alice Putnam, 
Mabel Rowland, Louise Randolph. 



JIM HAS OPTIONS, ANYWAY. 

James L. Lederer has an option of 
two plots in Greater New York, on 
which he contemplates the erection of 
cheap — or, rather, popular-priced — - 
vaudeville houses. 



MAKIE CAHILL'S AI'THOIt. 

Sydney Rosenfeld has been commis- 
sioned by Daniel V. Arthur to write 
the new show for Marie Cahill, to be 
produced this season. 



I)E ANGELIS' DATE SET. 

The opening date for the new Jef- 
ferson De Angelis show has been defi- 
nitely set for Sept. lfi, at the Illi- 
nois, Chicago. 

Xo positive day could !><• selected 
until Frazee »V- Lederer had received 
word of tlie shipment, of the scenery 
and costumes from Europe. 

The cast includes Anna Laughlin, 
Florence Martin (prima donna), 
Frank Rushworth, Hubert Wilkie, 
Texas Guinan, and a small but "se- 
lect" chorus. 



PARIS OPENINGS. 

(Special Cable to Vaiuktv,) 

Paris, Sept. 6. 

Mile. Kegina Badet. the danseuse of 
the Opera Comique, who made a hit 
in "Femnie et le Pantiu" at the An- 
toine theatre here last season (but 
who was not so successTul at the Pal- 
ace, London), opened at the Marigny 
theatre, Sept. 1, in a ballet-mimo- 
drame entitled "La Carmela" by Ed- 
ouard LeRoy and Leo Pouget. She 
was supported i>> Diva Aida. The act 
was regarded as quite ordinary and 
will probably fail to attract any at- 
tention. 

The Millar-? en the opening uro- 
gram did nic^y. 

The opening of the Folies Bergere 
occurred Friday, with new ballet on- 
titled "Stella" well received. In :he 
cast are Miles. Marie Bordin, Cornel- 
lia, Monor, Terka, Schoerdoner, MM. 
Bert Claire, Jacquinet, Quinault, Tito. 
Bordin did splendidly. 

W. C. Fields, Four Readings and 
Casselli's Dogs were successful turn*. 

Clement Bannel remains in charge 
of the hall. 



AUTHORESS DIES. 

(Special Cable to Variktv>) 

London, Sept. 6. 
Mrs. Katherine Cecil Thurston, au- 
thoress of the novel named 'The Mas- 
queraders," and which was produced 
in England under the title of its lead- 
ing character, John Chilcote, died in 
Cork yesterday. 



PARIS HOT AGAIN. 

(Special Cable to Variety) 

Paris, Sept. 6. 
Paris is hot again, with theatrical 
brsiness away off. 



AL WILL GO THE LIMIT. 

A. H. Woods declares that he will 
beat the famous "Madam Sherry" re- 
ceipts with his latest success, "The 
Littlest Rebel," and that if necessary 
he will organize eight companies to 
do it. 

"The Rebel" is now playing at the 
Chicago Opera House. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 
Thomas Ross, in "An Every Day 
Man," broke the record for receipts at 
the Cort theatre twice Monday. He 
played both afternoon and evening to 
just a little more than capacity. 



SUCCEEDS "DEAR OLD HILLY." 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

To all appearances A. G. Delamater, 
tho New York producer, will have a 
generous representation of attractions 
in Chicago this season. "Dear Old 
Billy," which closes its engagement 
at the Whitney, Saturday night, is his 
show, as is also tho new play "Cy 
Whittaker's Place," which succeeds It 
Sept. 10. Another is "The Stampede," 
booked at the Imperial on the west 
side. 

Mr. Delamater is also interested In 
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," 
expected here later on under the di- 
rect management, of Klaw & Erlanger. 

Break way Harlow* have dissolved 
partnership. Miss I. a Hell, formerly 
of You iii? and La Indl. v. ill hereafter 
appear wth I'.reakuav Harlow. 



VARIETY 



GREAT COMPOSERS GET LITTLE; 
POPULAR WRITER S WELL PAID 

Those Who Compose for the Masses Get Their Royalty 

Quickly. Production Writers' Incomes Slower, 

But Last Longer on a " Hit." 



(Special Cable to Vauietw) 

Paris, Sept. .">. 

The dispute between Andreas Dip- 
pel, director of the Chicago Grand 
Opera Company, and the American 
representatives of Giacoma Puccini, 
the composer, regarding the royalties 
to be paid the composer for the right 
to present his works, brings up a dis- 
cussion as to the amounts paid to the 
composers of grand operas at present, 
and also in the past. 

It is alleged that small sums are 
received by the composers of great 
operas — small In comparison with the 
receipts drawn at the Metropolitan 
and other opera houses in America. 
The composers are now demanding 
larger royalties on the ground that 
when one of their works draws as 
much as $10,000 in a single perform- 
ance, singers receive a goodly portion 
of such large receipts. They allege 
that a composer rarely turns out more 
than one great opera in a ltfeuiin?, 
and it Is the work of years, 
whereas composers of light operas can 
readily produce a dozen or more 
works, any one of which yield hand- 
some revenue. On a $10,000 house 
the average royalty paid the modern 
composers amounts to about $100, 
while Maurice Grau, during his re- 
gime at the Metropolitan, paid noth- 
ing for the use of the Wagner operas. 

Casa Ricordi, the American repre- 
sentative for Puccini and other Italian 
composers of grand operas, has, it is 
reported, made a demand for larger 
royalties for his clients, and threat- 
ens that unless it is forthcoming, he 
will refuse to permit them to be used 
in future. 

American music publishers are 
prone to pooh pooh the statement 
that foreign composers are poorly 
paid. They claim the foremost for- 
eign composers are rolling in wealth, 
citing that writers abroad like Leo 
Fall, Franz Lehar, Paul Lincke, Hen- 
rich Reinhardt and Strauss, who have 
turned out notable "high class stuff," 
demand big money. Fall is in receipt 
of $100,000 yearly, according to the 
publishers over here. Lehar draws 
down royalty that runs from $100,000 
to $150,000 each year, while Lincke 
comes close to the $150,000 mark. 

American production composers re- 
ceive far less, perhaps due to their 
lack of putting over musical hits that 
make the operas live and return an 
income to the composers for years. 
Of the operatic writers here, Victor 
Herbert leads. In the' Reginald De 
Koven day, Mr. De Koven won hand- 
some sums for himself as a composer. 

Through the difference in prices of 
"production" and "popular" music, 
the royalty received varies. "Produc- 
tion stuff" sells at the higher figure. 
"Popular" music is sold by the pub- 
lisher to the dealer at from six to ten 



cents per copy, the publisher paying 
the writers (words and music) one 
cent each a copy. 

The royalty scale paid since the time 
when a sale of 300,000 copies stamped 
a song as a big hit, has changed. Now- 
adays a "popular hit" will easily go 
to the million mark, increasing the 
volume of sales and income to the 
writers as the price and royalty de- 
creased. 

In speaking of "popular writers" 
Irving Berlin, the instigator really of 
the present craze for "rag" and Ital- 
ian (or "Wop") songs, comes first to 
mind. Before turning out "Alexan- 
der's Rag Time Band" (of which he 
composed both lyrics and music) Mr. 
Berlin wrote "hits" faster than the 
singers could find time to use them 
on the stage. "Alexander" is prob- 
ably the musical sensation of the 
decade. It is a "natural hit" (with- 
out the customary assistance of the 
publisher). On top of it the young 
composer has others. Last year he 
got "statements" from his publishers 
which netted him $35,000. This year 
it is expected that Mr. Berlin will go 
to $50,000, or perhaps over that 
amount. It is not so long ago this 
young man was peddling his composi- 
tions along "Tin Pan Alley," without 
securing a willing ear. 

So true to the popular taste is Ber- 
lin's melody streak that another pub- 
lisher, once known as the King popu- 
lar composer himself, is now employ- 
ing Mr. Berlin's compositions in his 
enterprises. 

Other "popular" composers have 
been so successful they have estab- 
lished themselves in business as mu- 
sic publishers. Harry Von Tllzer, Al. 
Von Tilzer, Theodore Morse and Ken- 
dis & Paley are among these. The 
Von Tilzers are Identified with many 
song successes. Mr. Morse has the 
"march" swing that brought him for- 
ward, while Kendis & Paley, a recent 
publishing firm, opened up shop with 
one number that immediately became 
a "hit." One "hit" is always sufficient 
for success. That is the mystification 
of the song writing business. No one 
knows where the next "hit" will hail 
from. 

Besides the composer-publishers, 
"popular" writers classing with Wil- 
liams and Van Alstyne, the former 
firm of Jerome and Schwartz, Eddie 
Madden, Al Gumble and Percy Wen- 
rich run a royalty account to between 
$10,000 and $20,000 yearly. 

Ted Snyder, some pumpkins himself 
in songland, and a publisher also, 
says writers are well paid for their 
labor. While there are different roy- 
alties and all that, said Mr. Snyder, 
when a fellow cleans up $10,000 
yearly in song royalty, he is among 
the leaders. 

(leo. M. Cohan reaped a rich har- 
vest when his songs were the rage. 



CORT N. Y. MANAGER. 

When John Cort lands in New York 
to-morrow some definite announce- 
ment as to the location of his pro- 
posed producing theatre in the heart 
of Gotham is expected to be made. 

Now that Cort has theatres, brand 
new and bearing his name in Chicago 
and San Francisco, the latter opening 
Sept. 2, the western theatrical mag- 
nate has announced his intention of 
building in New York next. Aside 
from his determination to have a new 
Cort on or within hailing distance of 
Broadway, his plans are in an embry- 
onic shape. 

Cort's attractions are all headed for 
New York and will continue to come 
and play at different houses until his 
proposed playhouse here becomes re- 
ality. 

If a certain site is landed within 
the next month or so, everything will 
be mapped for building work to start 
early in the spring. 



Mr. Cort will stay here until after 
Lawrence D'Orsay opens his starring 
tour in "The Earl of Pawtucket" at 
Foughkeepsie, Sept. 18, and Mrs. Les- 
lie Carter opens Sept. 2 3 in "Two Wo- 
men" at Asbury Park. 

Mrs. Carter will play in New York 
sometime after the new year, follow- 
ing the completion of her trip to the 
Pacific Coast. In her support will be 
Franklyn Underwood, Lynn Pratt, 
Geo. A. Stilwell, Elizabeth Conway, 
Frances Slosson and Harry G. Carl- 
ton. 

Her husband, William Lewis Payne, 
will manage her tour. George Wo- 
therspoon will be the man ahead. 

Richard Richards will be ahead of 
"The Earl," and Ernest Shipman will 
be the man behind. 

Royalty brought him a fortune, and 
likewise helped very materially to fill 
the coffers of his publisher, F. A. Mills. 
Cohan & Harris inaugurated their own 
music publishing department for Geo. 
M.'s numbers, and still continue to 
publish them, disposing of the sheet 
music through a selling agent. 

Ballads have a longer career than 
the short lived "pop," which soon 
fades from memory. "Ballads" go 
on the catalog of the publishing house, 
as permanent fixtures. They are heard 
from for years after. 

Alfred Solman and the late Her- 
bert lngraham are renowned as ballad 
writers. Mr. Solman's songs prac- 
tically pushed one publishing house 
into a profitable existence, before that 
composer started in business for him- 
self. Mr. lngraham, in writing a bal- 
lad, poured his soul into it, so much 
so that no one could sing his songs 
as he could himself. 

While the foreign composer may 
have perfected his system of obtain- 
ing royalty beyond that in effect by 
his brother American writer, song 
writing is not a bad line for either the 
composer, lyric writer or publisher — 
when it's a "hit." 

The present season has opened up 
strongly for sheet music of the popu- 
lar brand, and big sales are looked 
for. 



SHUBERT'S TRYOUT BOX. 

The Shuberts have in view the erec 
tion in New York of a miniature play- 
house seating not over three hundred 
in which they propose the presenta- 
tion of a series of Ibsen and Bernard 
Shaw plays, and other freaky dramas. 
Plays with small casts by unknown 
authors will also be tried and actors 
who desire to prove their worth will 
ulso be given opportunity to convince 
the patrons of the new temple of art. 



JOE HOWARD AND WIFE BACK. 

Joe Howard arrived in New York 
Tuesday on the Kronprinz Wilhelm. 
pccompanied by his wife, Mabel Bar- 
rison. He will rejoin "The Goddess 
of Liberty" Sept. 24, as announced by 
cable advices in Variktv a couple of 
weeks ago. 

Howard is writing two new plays to 
be produced by Mort Singer, of Chi- 
cago, doing both the book and music. 
He will receive some help on the book 
by Collin Davis. The pieces are named 
"The Girl on the Boat" and "There's 
Always a Way." 

Miss Barrison has gone to Toronto 
to visit her folks and meantime, is 
reading a book adapted from the 
French, in which A. H. Woods wishes 
to star her. After a fortnight with 
relatives, Miss Barrison will remain 
in the Adirondack mountains until De- 
cember, when the Woods proposition 
will call her to New York. Her treat- 
ment in England has, according to 
Howard, completely healed Miss Bar- 
rison's lungs, and she is now up to 
normal weight. 



ST EG UK'S TIME OCCUPIED. 

The attention and concentration 
necessary for the role Julius Steger is 
to play in "The Master of the House," 
under Woods & Frazee's management, 
has obliged Mr. Steger to withdraw 
from the creation of the principal male 
role in "Gypsy Love"; also to ask re- 
lease from Percy G. Williams forhis 
expected return to vaudeville this fall, 
in a new sketch. 

"The Master of the House" will 
open at the Cort, Chicago, in the ear- 
ly winter. An American adaptation 
of the German play has been made by 
Edgar James. 

Supporting Mr. Steger will be Flor- 
ence Reed, Dodson Mitchell, Amelia 
Gardner, Ruth Maycliff, Helen Reimer, 
Marie Servas, Cathryn Clark, Frank 
Burbeck, Ralph Morgan, Lawrence 
Eyre, Fred. G. Hearn. 



GOING TO THE DOGS. 

Blixie Murrie, one of Lew Fields' 
chorus girls, announces her engage- 
ment to Alfred Delmont of Devon, 
Pa., a well known American and Eng- 
lish dog fancier. The wedding is to 
take place around the holidays. 

The couple met a year ago in Cin- 
cinnati, at a dog show while Miss Mur- 
rie was playing with "The Midnight 
Sons." 

The couple when married, will 
spend three months of each year in 
England, and the remainder of their 
time at Devon, where Mr. Delmont 
has the well known Leeds Kennels. 



Gertie Moyer will Join Lew Fields' 
"Wife Hunters" for this season. 



Richard Anderson has taken to the 
road in "Beyond the Divide," starl- 
ing the season in Philadelphia with 
practically a brand new company. 



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Vol. XXIV. September 9 



No. 1 



Max Berol-Konorah has taken it 
upon himself to deny an editorially 
made statement in Variety, Aug. 19, 
according to a cablegram printed last 
week. If that cable is authentic, 
and as written by Mr. Konorah, he 
also took it upon himself to speak for 
all of the ten delegates to the Inter- 
national Conference at Paris. Mr. 
Konorah was but one of them, al- 
though the chairman of the Confer- 
ence (Konorah) may believe he is 
equal to the other nine. 



The cabled denial said the state- 
ment the American delegate was 
called a schoolboy after he had at- 
tended the meeting was a tissue of 
lies. That's rough language for the 
president of the International Artis- 
ten Loge to use against an editorial 
in Variktv,. For Mr. Konorah is also 
president of the I. A. L. He knows 
Variktv, would make no positive state- 
ment of that character in its editorial 
columns, without reliable authority. 



Mr Konorah may speak for him- 
self, since his name was not men- 
tioned in Varikty,*s editorial, but when 
he says that the editorial referring 
to the "schoolboy" mention was a tis- 
sue of lies, he made a misstatement, 
either to protect some one, or he has 
been misinformed. In either case, 
Vr. Konorah is being kept pretty busy 
right in his Berlin home looking out 
for himself and his own organization. 
While waiting for the president of the 
International Artisten Loge and Chair- 
man of the Paris Conference to tender 
either an explanation or apology to 
Vahikty,, we invite Mr. Konorah to 
bo more careful in denying any 
statement Variktv makes editorially, 
that he can not dispute without more 
assurance than he had when writing 
that cable. 



About three years ago, when the 
first Board of Directors was installed 
;>s the governing power of the then 
White Rats of America, we pointed 
<iit the danger of a clique arising 



from that Board, and said a clique 
would be dangerous, to the good man- 
agement. The Board went beyond a 
clique; it passed under the rule of a 
single man. Now that that load ap- 
pears to have been thrown off, we 
again point out to the White Rats 
Actors' Union the possibility of rule 
by clique. 

We Hope the Board, if having taken 
proper precautions to govern the or- 
der, has likewise protected itself 
against direction by a clique of the 
stay-at-homes among the Board mem- 
bers. How this has been or may be 
done, we don't know, nor is it for us 
to say, but it is a grave matter for 
the future welfare of the organization. 

Speaking of the future of the Rats, 
isn't it necessary or wouldn't it be 
wise for the Rats to issue a state- 
ment, setting forth present condi- 
tions? That there has been a decided 
change in the order seems to be gen- 
erally believed. That change should 
be made public, to bring back to the 
fold those Rats who have virtually left 
the organization through failure to 
pay dues, and to controvert the wide 
impression that the Rats is a disrupted 
body. A drastic move, such as seems 
to have been made within a short 
time, should carry an explanation with 
it. There is no reason why it should 
not. If, as everyone believes, the 
move was in the interests of the or- 
der, to Issue an announcement to that 
effect would inspire confidence In th'* 
present Board of Directors, as men 
who have the good of the order at 
heart, and have taken the steps they 
deemed necessary to preserve the 
standing of it. 

Silence upon this subject may leave 
an idea the move was but a blind, 
with the sympathisers of the deposed 
one in control, still taking their or- 
ders from him, or calling upon him 
for adv'ce and counsel. We don't 
beli- » r e this is so, but an official state- 
ment wtuld clear it. 



An official statement would also re- 
move any doubts Variktv may have, 
and, since Variktv, has only contended 
for the past year that the Rats be 
placed under the control of all its di- 
rectors, if that has been accomplished, 
Variktv, would be perfectly satisfied 
that its object of seeing the greatest 
artists' organization saved from dis- 
ruption had reached Its end. 



Such a statement, if Issued, would 
please the actor, manager and agent. 
They would know that the Rats is now 
under conservative direction, with sev- 
eral minds to pass upon serious prob- 
lems, without having one head the sole 
dictator. We think the Rats should 
do this, for the good of all concerned. 
It will stop all talk and agitation, 
leaving those most Interested in the 
future of the Rats to patiently await 
developments under the new policy. 



If there is new management and 
policy of direction of the Rats, we 
have a couple of suggestions to make, 
to instill loyalty into the present mem- 
bers (and perhaps recall those who 
have gone, or bring into the fold those 



who are not yet Rats) through the 
belief that the organization is now 
all for all of the actors. 



One suggestion is that no import- 
ant matter be passed through the 
Board of Directors without every Di- 
rector voting upon it. Whether the 
Directors are out of New York, or 
wherever they may be, their opinion 
should be taken, by wire or mail, do- 
ing away with a "quorum" rule. It 
is feasible, and acts as a partial safe- 
guard anyway. Another safeguard 
would be to have Mr. Denis F. 
O'Brien's legal and civilian opinion for 
the information of those Directors at 
home. 

We also propose that means be 
taken to more fully inform the travel- 
ing Rats of the proceedings at the 
weekly meetings in New York. A full 
report of every Board meeting should 
be sent to each Director, and all mem- 
bers should be Informed as far as pos- 
sible upon the weekly affairs discussed 
or proposed. 

In the old days a weekly circular 
was sent out. This contained more 
information for members than any is- 
sue of the official organ has since 
published. The official organ has been 
"official" in title only. It has placed 
an air of too great secrecy about the 
doings of the Rats. The White Rats 
of America, working for the better- 
ment of the artist, should have no 
great secrets; no momentous moves 
nor any scheming to such an extent 
that all uentlon of the doings of the 
lodge must be suppressed. The White 
Rats in Its strength can afford to be 
open handed, excepting on those mat- 
ters that may demand secrecy upon 
the counsel of three or more directors. 

We believe it is quite necessary for 
the official organ to establish a repu- 
tation for reliability. That should 
be the first thing in connection with 
that paper to be attended to. It has 
been too prone to misstate, to awe, 
which always reacted. Other mistakes 
made will require some time for the 
Rats to overcome the effect. It's 
going to be a good hard pull, and 
should be gotten right at. This agi- 
tation of the past two years have 
caused some influential actors to vow 
never again to belong to any actors' 
association. Only the executives of the 
White Rats know how many good 
members they have lost. 



Let the outsider get the idea that 
the Rats is the society It was intend- 
ed for. Do things to encourage confi- 
dence. Seek remedies that will help 
all the vaudeville artists, and the 
White Rats may yet become the White 
Rats it would have been had the or- 
ganization been run by the organiza- 
tion's directors 



The White lints, through its change 
of management, has admitted mis- 
takes. It is an admission that those 
who opposed the former policy were 
right. What will the Rats do about 
those? Will it, in the frank manly 
way that should be done, acknowledge 
to those good Rats that the abuse 



heaped upon them is not approved of 
by the present government? 



We respectfully submit to the White 
Rats Actors' Union the advisability of 
issuing such a statement as has been 
mentioned. It can do no harm, and 
may do a world of good for the order. 
We believe as well that after such a 
statement shall have been made, an 
effort should be started to meet the 
managers in conference, under the 
new conditions. 

The White Rats and the Vaudeville 
Managers' Protective Association 
should work together for the benefit 
of the smaller actor. He is the one 
who needs to be looked after. That 
should never be forgotten. The big 
managers and the big artists will take 
care of themselves, but the actors' 
and the managers' association should 
see that the little actor is taken care 
of, through stringent rules made for 
the behavior of small time agents and 
managers — if they are to play acts 
belonging to the order. 

Now Is the time to have the reforms 
go all the way. Make every White 
Rat proud to wear his button. It 
can be done. 



A great many remarks could be 
made upon this week's opening of the 
regular vaudeville season. We tell 
the vaudeville artists playing the "big 
time" to study the conditions, as 
shown by the bills, not alone In New 
York City, but all over the country, 
and they will find plenty to engage 
them In sober thought, without both- 
ering about anything else. 



Dorothy Crane and Grace Fritz have 
been engaged for the O'Neill company 
In "The Lottery Man." 

Charles Dowling, formerly treasurer 
of the Green point theatre, is now 
managing the Novelty, Brooklyn. 

Mrs. Alice Hardy Is back at her old 
post In the Paul Scott office after a 
severe attack of ptomaine poisoning. 



Madeline Don Levy, formerly of the 
Grace Van Studdiford show, will Join 
the Folies Bergere forces next Mon- 
day. 



Little Clarlbel Campbell has been 
reengaged by Llebler & Co. for the 
Century theatre revival of Materllnck's 
"Blue Bird." Others engaged are John 
Sutherland, Gwendolyn Valentine und 
Alice Butler. The former New The- 
atre opens Sept. 8 with "The Blue 
Bird." 



Henry B. Harris has completed the 
cast of "The Quaker Girl" in which 
Clifton Crawford will be featured at 
the Park (formerly Majestic), New 
York, beginning Oct 23. Those en- 
gaged are Lucy Weston. Dnphm* Glenn, 
Pope Stamper, Perclval Knight, Rob- 
ert Broderick, George Lydecker, Ar- 
thur Klein, Daniel Morris. M:iv Vokos, 
Olive Murray, Maisle. Gay, NV!!m» Mc- 
Henry, Eleanor Sheldon, Viola Clark 



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BIG VAUDEVILLE THEATRES 

OPEN DURING SEPTEMBER 

B. F. Keith's, National, Boston, Seating 2,400, May 

Become "Big Time"; Percy Q. Williams' Bushwick, 

With Capacity for 2,500, Starts Monday. 



\ Boston, Sept. 6. 

When B. F. Keith^ National thea- 
tre opens here Sept. 18 iV will" have~~for 
the entertainment a minstrel first part, 
with about three olio aces. Two shows 
a day will be played, ine minstrel 
portion will be continued for a month, 
if successful, when it will either be 
prolonged or a straight vaudeville pol- 
icy Installed. If the latter, It is not un- 
likely that the National will play two 
shows daily. 

The. new house seats 2,400. Mr. 
Larson, who books for Keith's here, 
will also attend to securing acts for 
the National. The admission scale has 
not been made known. 

So far there have been engaged as 
minstrel ends Hughey Dougherty and 
Lew Benedict. 

The new Bushwick, Percy G. Wil- 
liams' latest vaudeville theatre, at 
Broadway and Howard street, Brook- 
lyn, will open its doors to the pub- 
lic for the first time, with the Mon- 
day evening performance, Sept. 11. 

The opening program has Irene 
Franklin at the head, with Frank Fo- 
garty, Jack Wilson Trio, E. F. Hawley 
& Co. (in "The Bandit"), Wilfred 
Clarke and Co. (in a comedy sketch), 
Aurora Troupe, Wentworth, Vesta and 
Teddy. 

The Bushwick has a seating capa- 
city of 2,500. It is one of the largest 
vaudeville theatres in the country, and 
about the largest of the first class 
houses in that division. The prices 
will range up to one dollar. 



HAS THE GRIT, ANYWAY. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 6. 

Herbert Cyril, the English mono- 
logist who entered the amatdur "White 
Hope" boxing tournament in this city 
was eliminated in the preliminaries, 
Monday afternoon. 

Cyril was pitted against Jack Davis 
of Pittsburg, a rolling mill slugger. He 
caught Cyril fairly on the jaw with a 
right hand punch in the first round 
and put him on the mat for a count 
of nine. Cyril was game and strug- 
gled to his feet, finishing out the 
round. He fought the other two 
rounds purely on his grit, and while 
he lost on points, Cyril made a great 
hit with the crowd and was labeled as 
a likely comer in the ring. 



"SUNDAYS" STARTING. 

This Sunday (Sept. 10) will be the 
start of the regular "Sunday" vaude- 
ville concert season in New York and 
Brooklyn, in those theatres not play- 
ing vnudeville the week round. 

The Manhattan Opera House and 
West End theatre will give their first 
concerts this Sunday, booked by the 
Loew office, which will also place the 
program for a Sunday show at the 
Broadway theatre, Brooklyn. 

The Grand Opera House, booked by 
Feiber & Shea for Sundays, opens 



Sept. 17. The Columbia, with the 
same firm arranging the Sunday pro- 
grams, commences this Sunday. Tho 
Murray Hill, the third of the Feiber & 
Shea Sunday houses, started the sea- 
son Sept. 3. 

William Fox's Academy of Music, 
surrounded by Mr. Fox's City and 
Dewey theatres (each within 100 feet 
of the Academy) has been opened, 
playing vaudeville Sundays for three 
weeks now. Mr. Fox's programs on 
the Sabbath are secured through the 
United Booking Offices. 

The program last Sunday at the 
Murray Hill was a very big one, for 
the prices there, 10-16-25. Several 
new acts appeared for a "showing." 
The attendance was surprisingly large 
considering the warm weather. 



BOOKINGS TIGHTEN UP. 

Tuesday, after the holiday, vaude- 
ville bookings around New York tight- 
ened up. Both the "big" and the 
"small time" were in a mad scramble 
for acts, with the reports about that 
turns were very scarce. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

The too-apparent scarcity of comedy 
offerings has caused a few wrinkles 
around the brows of Middle Western 
agants. Calls for help are dally be- 
ing sent out East and West. 

Although the agents are not aware 
of the fact, there are any number of 
good comedy acts laying off in Chica- 
go, but the unwritten law, demanding 
a "report" or a "showing," will prob- 
ably keep the acts on the sidewalk, 
unless conditions become such that 
the agents will have to take a chance 
and book on the looks of the letter- 
heads. 



RAY SAMUELS. 

Ray Samuels is a character singer, 
Who has caused considerable comment 
through the middle west by her origi- 
nal style of delivery. 

Miss Samuels, although still a 
youngster, has served several seasons 
in the popular priced vaudeville 
houses. It was not until this sea- 
son she succeeded in convincing the 
managers that she had the goods, and 
is booked ahead for sometime. Sev- 
eral eastern producers have been af- 
ter her for legitimate attractions. 

Miss Samuels has been rated with 
the best, her specialty being "coon" 
songs. The best proof of her drawing 
abilities Is that she was held over in 
one Chicago house during the entire 
summer. 

At present Miss Samuels is appear- 
ing on the Western Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Association time. Her pictures 
are on the front page this week. 



JULES MOY QUITS. 

The Follies Bergere Cabaret show 
lost Its new star Monday evening, 
when Jules Moy, the French comedian, 
quit after his second performance in 
this country. He was to have sailed 
for his native land yesterday. 

Mr. Moy was engaged for the Follies 
Bergere, through Clifford Fischer, at 
$400 weekly, for four weeks. He 
opened at the Sunday night concert. 

The Frenchman has appeared in 
England and on the Continent. There 
seems to be no dispute, but that Moy 
was a very b'g success at the Hippo- 
drome, London, and he is said to 
have done very well at the Winter 
Garden, Berlin. 

Before opening in his pantomimic 
pianolog, with some dialog, Mr. Moy 
insisted that Messrs. Lasky & Harris 
place candelabras on the front of the 
instrument, such as are found on 
pianos abroad. To accommodate the 
pianist, the management of the Folies 
ruined an upright piano by boring 
holes through the front, to fasten the 
candelabras on. Then Mr. Moy turned 
over on them. 



SPLITTING UP THE YEAR. 

The Poll Circuit announces that in 
the future its theatres will play seven 
months of vaudeville, and five months 
of stock, yearly. 

Poll's, Hartford, reopens with vaud- 
eville Sept. 26. Scranton starts Oct. 
2, and Springfield, Oct. 16. 



SWIMMER GOING IN HALLS. 

(Special Cable to Varietyv) 

London, Sept. 6. 
Burgess, who on Wednesday accom- 
plished the wonderful feat of swim- 
ming the channel, will probably be 
booked in the London halls. At this 
moment negotiations are on the eve of 
consummation. 



ELMIRA, TWO-A-DAY. 

Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 6. 

It has been decided by the Schweppe 
Amusement Co. the new Colonial will 
play two vaudeville shows daily, in- 
stead of three, as at first proposed. 

The house will open Sept. 18 with 
the big shows coming here through 
the United Booking Offices, New York. 
Harry Mundorf, of that agency, will 
attend to the programs. 



Billy Farnum and Grace Field dis- 
solved their vaudeville partnership ar- 
rangement last Saturday. 




ACT SUPS INTO LOEW. 

A "United act" that slipped onto 
the Loew Circuit Monday, with th« 
shift brought quite some talk con- 
cerning the position of the United 
Booking Offices In Its relations with 
that circuit. 

The act was the Tivoli Quartet. Its 
regular agents were Albee, Weber & 
Evans, who Friday last had succeeded 
in placing the turn for five United 
weeks, commencing with the Grand 
Opera House, PUtsburg, this week! 
The same day the agency secured the 
United contracts, it was informed the 
Tivoli Quartet had been placed by 
Irving Cooper to open for a week at 
the American, New York, Loew's 
house. 

Albee, Weber & Evans called up 
Jos. Schenck, booking manager for 
the Loew chain, explaining the cir- 
cumstances. Mr. Schenck replied he 
had his American program laid out, 
and could not well remove the quar- 
tet from it. 

Thereupon the five weeks booked 
on the United time for the act were 
removed from the books. 

There was no question as to the 
regularity of the booking by Mr. 
Schenck, but the comment resolved 
Itself into remarks that the United, 
by erasing the five weeks (including 
Pittsburg, necessarily) after the quar- 
tet had been booked for one week 
only by Loew, intended to establish 
a position for itself as regards acts 
which played for Loew. 

Mr. Schenck said to a Variety, rep- 
resentative that there had been noth- 
ing connected with the booking which 
could disturb the friendly relations at 
present existing between his circuit 
and the United offices. 



ATWOOD*S DEMANDS. 

The proposed engagement of Harry 
Atwood, the aviator, for vaudeville, 
may be declared all off, owing to Mr. 
Atwood's demands. 

The aviator wanted $2,000 in ad- 
vance, as a cash forfeit, with a further 
payment for any flight given by him 
during his theatrical engagements. 



TRAVELS FAR TO SEE WIFE. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

Johnnie Collins, of the New York 
Orpheum offices, arrived In town Sat- 
urday, to Join his wife, Adele Oswald, 
who was appearing at the Majestic 
theatre. 

Mr. Collins left for Milwaukee Mon- 
day with his wife, and the following 
day returned to New York, Miss Os- 
wald playing for the week at the Ma- 
jestic, that city. 



SYLVIA NORRIS 

in "The Golden Rule," 



PANTAGE'S ANNOUNCEMENT. 

Winnipeg, Sept. 6. 

An announcement Issued by Alex- 
ander Pantages says that another big 
vaudeville theatre will be built in this 
city for the Pantages shows. 

Mr. Pantages Is expected here in a 
few days. His representatives arc 
said to have been looking over prop- 
erty sites. 

Winnipeg has two vaudeville 
houses, the Orpheum and SulHvan- 
Consldlne. The Pantages circuit w'.M 
compete with the latter. 



VARIETY 



SALT LAKE TRIBUNE QUESTIONS 
OBJECTIO N TO H EBREW ACTS 

Says If One Nationality Is Tabooed, Why Not All? 

Something for Martin Beck to Listen to 9 Instead 

of Rabbis and Hebrews Who Stay at Home. 



Salt Lake City, Sept. 6. 
The Salt Lake "Tribune," in its 
Sunday theatrical page, printed' the 
following on the subject of the report- 
ed objection to Hebrew comedians in 
the South, Middle West and West: 

Variety is responsible for the 
statement that any type of "Hebrew 
act" which caricatures the Hebrew 
is the object of vigorous protest by 
many vaudeville patrons, and in 
recognition of the objection, the 
Orpheum Circuit has been subject- 
ed to an order prohibiting the en- 
gagement of any act of this nature. 
Accordingly, it is expected that but 
few Hebrew turns will be seen West 
this season. 

No one will deny the right of each 
component element of our hybrid 
nationality to claim and uphold a 
certain racial and civic dignity and 
to compel its recognition. But there 
is such a thing as stage license, 
which is interpreted in its broadest 
sense in vaudeville. One of the chief 
elements of amusement is exaggera- 
tion, and the caricature is the re- 
sult of this tendency to distort or 
ridiculously embellish nature for 
amusement purposes only, and the 
average theatregoer is broad-mind- 
ed enough to take this type of en- 
tertainment at its face value with- 
out trying to And under its humor 
a personal insult because it puts on 
the mimetic grill his race or nation- 
ality. 

Why, above all others, should the 
Hebrew caricature be abolished? 
Nine times out of ten it is more 
faithfully depicted than others, be- 
cause nine times out of ten the 
principal ingredient of the carica- 
ture will be found to be genuine 
Hebrew. Obviously, the Hebrew 
has an advantage over all others in 
caricaturing himself. The carica- 
ture act is a strong factor in 
vaudeville. But if the caricature of 
one nationality is tabooed why not 
abolish all? 

Suppose the English, the (Jerman. 
the French, the Italian, or even the 
typical Yankee himself, should ex- 
ercise his right of protest because 
of the objectionable features of his 
caricature as presented in vaudeville; 
suppose writers of classical music 
should protest against the use of 
ragtime on the ground that the lat- 
ter detracted from the dignity of 
the art; suppose the ascetic protest- 
ed against the wearing of tights, 
open-faced bodices and V-backed 
gowns; suppose society should arise 
in indignation because of the man- 
ner in which it is frequently ridi- 
culed and imitated; suppose the 
sons of Ireland should wreck the 
house because a Hebrew attempted 
•o present an Irish caricature: 
would this or that particular brand 



of entertainment be stricken from 
the programmes? 

In its Anniversary Number of Dec. 
10 last, Varirtv printed a page articlo 
on the subject of the Hebrew come- 
dians on the stage. An extract fol- 
lows: 

Emulating the distasteful exam- 
ple of their Christian brethren of 
the cloth, Reverend Doctors with an 
affix of Rabbi have by pursuing the 
same publicity seeking tactics (which 
have driven other biblical men to 
obscurity) brought a deal of notice 
and comment through finding what 
they called "caricatures" of the 
Jewish race upon the platform; 
"caricatures" which have endured 
for ages without protest. 
Western people say that not alone 
the Rabbis agitate against this matter 
to see their names in type, and make 
their congregations believe they fully 
earn their salaries, but that many He- 
brews in these towns or cities, so thor- 
oughly satisfied with themselves and 
station in the small colony of Jews 
who also reside in the same community 
with them, that they likewise protest 
against a "caricature," although the 
protesting Hebrews are seldom the 
ones who patronize the vaudeville the- 
atres; at any rate, not as steady, reg- 
ular patrons. Usually it is the He- 
brew with a little money, which has 
placed him in a position of some im- 
portance, high enough in a way to 
make him believe that the fact of his 
being a Hebrew has been forgotten, and 
he doesn't want the stage representa- 
tion to remind the Christian citizen 
of it. 

If Martin Beck, director of the 
bookings for the Orpheum theatres, 
also vaudeville managers of the South 
and Middle West, who have taken this 
stand, will consult the desire of their 
audiences, as evidenced through local 
papers, instead of giving such serious 
attention to a few letters, some an- 
onymous, they will find the Hebrew 
comedian, as seen in the better-class 
vaudeville, will not offend those He- 
brews who are not ashamed of their 
nationality or race. 



ILLNESS PREVALENT. 

There is a "cancellation illness" 
prevalent abroad Just now. It is 
affecting the Folles Bergere, New 
York. 

Last week, besides the Express Trio 
cabling illness as a plea to postpone 
a contracted engagement at the Folies, 
The Xentrix, another foreign turn, 
sent on a similar message, calling off 
their agreement for the same house 



The Savoy, Asbury Park, and the 
Broadway, Long Branch, are being 
booked by Jerome Rosenberg through 
the Sheedy Office Three days in each 
house nrp being giwu to vaudeville 
acts. 



HIT IN TWO HOI/SES. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Sept. 6. 

Beth Tate, an American singer of 
popular songs, appearing this week at 
the Oxford and Pavilion, scored a hit 
in both houses. 

The Musical Cates were voted very 
good, at the Hippodrome, Manchester, 
this week. James Carew, on the same 
program with a sketch, did likewise. 



PAULS ALHAMBRA SHOW. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

Paris, Sept. 6. 

The Alhambra, reopened Sept. 1, 
with its vaudeville policy. Emerson 
and Baldwin and the Holloways were 
successful. Horace Gold n, at the top. 
did nicely. 

The Alhambra is under the man- 
agement of the Variety Theatres Con- 
trolling Co., of London (Butt-De 
Frece). E. H. Nieghbour remains di- 
rector of the house, with W. Brooks, 
stage manager. 



LINCOLN REMAINS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

H. C. Robinson, manager of the 
Sullivan-Considine Chicago office, has 
been transferred to Seattle, where he 
will assume charge of that branch. 

Fred Lincoln, general manager of 
the S.-C. circuit, is in Chicago, and will 
remain here for some time, covering 
Robertson's former duties, as well as 
looking after the general affairs of the 
circuit. 

It was recently rumored that John 
Considine, while here, intended mak- 
ing several changes in his staff, but 
the Robertson shift Is the only one 
that has materialized. 

Paul Ooudron is still the local book- 
ing manager. 



LEW SIMMONS KILLED. 

Reading, Pa., Sept. 6. 

Last Friday Lew Simmons was hit 
and killed by a brewery auto truck 
in this town. He was heading his 
own company here. While dodging an 
ice wagon, in crossing the street, Mr. 
Simmons ran in front of the heavy 
truck. 

The deceased was about 70 years of 
age, and one of the best known of 
variety people on the stage. 




HEARING FOR MAJOR IKIYLK. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

Major Doyle was handed an official 
communication addressed to him from 
Uie Board of Directors of the White 
Rats last week, demanding that he 
appear before them to answer the 
charges preferred against him some- 
time ago by Harry Mountford, who 
claimed that Doyle was violating Ar- 
ticle Five of the by-laws of the or- 
ganization by undermining a brother 
member in his salary and engagement. 

The notification which came to the 
Major through Abner AH, local rep- 
resentative of the W. R. A. U., re- 
quested that the Major appear In New 
York Sept. 12, and stated that his 
transportation and all expenses both 
ways would be paid by the order. 

The Major, however, could not pos- 
sibly appear on the date set, since he 
holds contracts for several weeks' 
work in the west. There Is a pos- 
sibility that the hearing will be ad- 
journed to allow Doyle to make the 
jump without Interfering with his the- 
atrical engagements. 

When asked by a representative of 
Variett what he intended doing about 
the notice the Major refused to make 
any statement. 

Doyle Is working with Jack Mat- 
thews, presenting a travesty on "Vlr- 
ginlus." This week the team are In 
Wichita, booked there by the Western 
Vaudeville , Managers' Association. 



MORRIS* EXPENSIVE ACT. 

An expensive act for vaudeville will 
be presented by William Morris, who 
Will produce the number through Ro- 
land West. 

The turn will carry an elaborate 
stage setting, and have the Princess 
Nlata, an Indian, coming under the 
head of a snake charmer, appear alone 
upon the stage. She will have a 
large corps of electricians and stage 
hands. 



PKTROVA TAKING BOOKINGS. 

Bookings in vaudeville are being ar- 
ranged for Olga Petrova, by M. S. 
Bentham. Miss Petrova Is the young 
Englishwoman, with the Russian nom 
de plume, who appeared at the Folles 
Bergere, New York. 

For Petrova's vaudeville engage- 
ments, the act offered will somewhat 
differ from that given at the Folles. 



THIS WILL HELP SOME. 

Hugo Morris sent his stenographer 
to the bank to get a check cashed the 
other day. When Hugo counted It 
over, he discovered the cashier had 
overpaid the girl five dollars. Hugo 
sent the five back. 

And still they say harsh things 
about agents. 



RICE AND PREVOST BACK. 

St. Louis, Sept. 6 
Rice and Prevost are at the Colum- 
bia this weok It is the original 
act, with Jimmy Rice bark to his old 
form He has been at Harold Pre- 
vost's farm in Connelsville. Mass., for 
somo tlmo rounding Into his present 
condition 



RUTH SHIPLEY 

with "A Honf !<>mHn of f.'lsui. 



Fr«><l Mason has sipn> ■! as aront. 
with one of Cohan * Harris "WnWng- 
ford" companies 



IO 



VARIETY 



"OPPOSITION HOUSES NAMED 

BY U. B. 0. AFFILIATION 

National Booking Office, Boston, Warns "Good Acts" 

Against Playing Theatres Not Booked 

by It or the United. 



Boston, Sept. 6. 
"The Opposition Sheet," is getting 
longer. Lust week, the National 
Booking Office, affiliated with the Uni- 
ted Booking offices of New York, 
pouted a framed notice in its office to 
the effect that artists were debarred 
from playing four houses in Boston, 
before playing theatres booked by the 
National. This week the list has ex- 
tended throughout New England. It 
is causing some excitement. Here is 
the notice; also the houses on the list. 

NOTICE. 

"If artists receiving contracts from 
this office for the Howard or Bowdoin 
Square theatres, Boston, play the Old 
South, Beacon, Austin and Stone's, or 
the Star, previous, to date of said con- 
tracts, whether under an assumed 
name or not, their contract shall be 
cancelled." 

"Artists that expect time from the 
New York office must NOT play the 
following theatres or towns: 

Scenic, Beacon, Old South, Star, in 
Boston; Scenic and Casino, Provi- 
dence; Merrimac Square theatre, Low- 
ell; Central Square theatre, Lynn; 
Vein's theatre, New Bedford; Scenic 
and Star, Pawtucket; White's Opera 
House, Concord, N. H.; Colonial thea- 
tre, Nashua, N. H. ; Mechanic's Hall, 
Manchester, N. H. 

"P. S. — The above is only for the 
benefit of GOOD acts." 



BERNSTEIN TELLS ABOUT IT. 

"There's nothing to hold back about 
my application for a license being 
turned down in Chicago. I just 
couldn't get it, that's all," said Free- 
man Bernstein, when the matter of 
the refusal was mentioned to him. 

"The Agents' Association out there 
and some others placed objections be- 
fore the Licensing Commission. Not 
being on the ground myself, I didn't 
have a living chance. 

"I had sent three men and $50 out 
to Chicago. Everything had been at- 
tended to in regular form, with a bond 
ready, but I guess they are afraid of 
me out there. Competition among 
the agents is pretty strong now. They 
didn't want a new face to sweep over 
the map. 

"I don't care particularly, anyway," 
added Mr. Bernstein as he balanced a 
ham sandwich in one hand, and gave 
the boy five cents for an imported 
bottle of ginger ale with the other. 
"I have made a Chicago connection, 
and will place all the acts I want to 
in that territory. Look at these and 
these," said Mr. Bernstein as he hand- 
ed a collection of "Paid" telegrams 
to Vahiktv'8 representative, all from 
Chicago agents referring to acts. 

"The worst of it was, though," he 
remarked, "that one of the fellows I 
sent out wired on for money to come 
home with. I sent him some, but he 



isn't here. Then I* got a message 
saying somehow my acts were being 
offered through another agent out 
there, that I knew nothing about. Can 
you beat it? And I staked that guy 
to $20, too." 

Paul Hall and Sam Mirbach, who 
left for Chicago to represent Mr. Bern- 
stein, have returned to New York. 
In confirmation of the statement he 
had forwarded $50 to Chicago for a 
bond, Mr. Bernstein referred to Mr. 
Hall, who was present. Mr. Hall 
said the bonding company had the 
fifty, and that it would come back to 
New York in the proper course of 
time. Mr. Bernstein said he didn't 
care where the fifty had gone to, he 
just wanted to make It known that it 
had been sent out. Then he ordered 
a chicken sandwich, with the bread 
cut thick. 

M. W. ("Buck") Taylor, the Phila- 
delphia agent, late of Taylor & Kauf- 
man, is making the Bernstein office 
his New York headquarters. 

Mr. Bernstein Is again furnishing 
the programs at his brother's house 
in Troy. Two shows daily are played. 



PROTECTING PICTURE HOUSES. 

San Francisco, Sept. 6. 

By order of the "Picture Trust," the 
five-cent vaudeville places which 
show pictures must increase their 
prices, commencing next week, to ten 
cents, or a supply of pictures will be 
denied them. 

This order has been given out as 
protection for the small, straight pic- 
ture places. It may lead to throwing 
some exhibitors now using "Trust" 
films with the independents. 



HARRIS* HOUSE IN U B. O. 

Pittsburgh, Sept. 6. 

Nick Norton, general manager of 
the John P. Harris Circuit of Family 
theatres, with houses in Pittsburgh, 
Detroit, McKeesport and Cincinnati, 
will book his circuit this season 
through the Family Department of the 
United Booking Offices. 

The change occurs Sept. 25 with 
which week the Family Department 
will commence supplying the bills. 

Mr. Norton is willing to take issue 
with Sam K. Hodgdon, who entered 
the business first. Aug. 10 was Mr. Nor- 
ton's fiftieth anniversary of the date 
he first Juggled on the stage. Only the 
late Lew Simmons, killed in Reading 
last week, and one other antedate 
him, Mr. Norton says. 



HUSTLING FOR HOUSES. 

Three or four representatives of the 
Family Department, United Booking 
Offices, which places acts in "small 
time" vaudeville theatres, are said to 
lie out on the road looking for acqui- 
sitions to the agency. 



CHANGE AT HARLEM O H. 

Commencing Sept. 25, the Harlem 
Opera House (B. F. Keith) will aban- 
don Its vaudeville policy. 

A permanent stock company Is be- 
ing formed for the presentation of 
three one-act pieces on the bills, to 
be interspersed with pictures. 



BIG ACT ON SMALL TIME. 

Next Monday at the American, "The 
Country Club," with twelve people, 
will appear. It is a big booking for 
"small time." The act was first pro- 
duced for vaudeville by Jesse L. 
Lasky. Lately It was disposed of by 
Mr. Lasky. 

Onaip, the piano illusion, has also 
been engaged by Jos. Schenck, the 
Loew general booker, for ten weeks 
on the circuit, opening Sept. 25. 



BUILDING UP-STATE. 

Binghamton, N. Y., Sept. 6. 

Charles Savery, a Clinton street 
picture house owner, will build a new 
theatre, seating l,2Eo and costing 
$10,000, on the same street close to 
his present holding. 

Poughkeepsie, Aug. 6. 
M. S. Rosen and Simon King have 
pooled $25,000 between themselves 
for a new theatre, seating 1,250. The 
contract has been let. 



INDIANAPOLIS ON A FILM. 

Indianapolis, Sept. 6. 

Arrangements have been made be- 
tween the Sellg Co., Chicago, and the 
Commercial Club, of this city, to show 
Indianapolis as a moving picture. 

The camera will commence work on 
the town next Monday. It will need 
three or four days to get all of In- 
dianapolis in it. Pictures will be taken 
of the streets, points of interest, man- 
ufactories, and also the phizzes of In- 
dianapolis' best known. 



JUMPED INTO HOSPITAL. 

San Francisco, Sept. 6. 
During a small fire to-day at the 
Oriental, Frank Wolf, owner of the 
picture place, jumped from a window, 
necessitating his removal to a hospi- 
tal. Six films were lost in the blaze. 




GREAT COUP BLEW UP. 

New Orleans, Sept. 6. 

The "Marathon," far famed as the 
south's most continuous wee "small 
time" theatre, was sold at auction 
the other day to the highest bidder, 
who was really a low bidder, accord- 
ing to the former manager. This 
former manager worked early and 
late (and insisted that his employees 
do likewise) to make the place a suc- 
cess, but his hard work availed him 
nothing but so much exercise and the 
expending of quantities of nervous en- 
ergy. Whenever he devised a scheme 
to attract finance box-offlcewards, some 
unforeseen contingency would always 
arise to thwart it. Reverses met him 
at every turn, but his Indomitable 
spirit always spurred him on to fur- 
ther endeavor, until he was literally 
burled under an avalanche of debt. 
However, the decision to suspend was 
not arrived at until his last great coup 
blew up. 

The manager always figured that it 
was poor business policy to pay rent 
for a place when It was not being used. 
The fact that his theatre was closed 
from midnight till daybreak, without 
bringing a cent of revenue, worried 
him. This worry led to deep thought 
and deep thought led to a plan. He 
bought a couple of dozen feather pil- 
lows. Every night at twelve the stage 
manager tied them to the backs of 
the orchestra chairs. At the same 
hour the manager placed a sign out- 
side the theatre which read: "Amuse- 
ment While You Sleep — Admission 
Ten Cents." 

Wayfarers were not slow to appre- 
ciate the virtues of the proposition, 
and for a time business at the wee 
house during the wee hours was splen- 
did, but the fifteen-cent lodging houses 
heard about it, complained to the 
mayor, and compelled the manager to 
take out a hotel license. He did, 
continued for a few week's after pay- 
ing for it, then threw up his hands, 
and called in the sheriff. 



NAMED AFTER JOE WOOD. 

The landlord called upon Joe Wood 
this week. Mr. Wood has offices on 
42d street. It was near the first of 
the month. The landlord's visit was 
not unexpected. He has had the 
monthly calling system in vogue for 
some years now. 

While they were speaking about 
real estate in New York, and the 
prices it commanded, the landlord fur- 
nishing Mr. Wood with some valuable 
information about the proposed realty 
investments Joe contemplated, Mr. 
Wood convinced his landlord that the 
Wood agency waa doing a great ser- 
vice for the property his office was a 
part of. 

As Joe spoke about the number of 
people he drew to the building every 
day, the agent waxed enthusiastic. The 
landlord seemed a willing listener. 
Finally, Joe came flat out with it. He 
insisted that the office block be re- 
named the "Joe Wood Building." The 
landlord thought well of that, too. In 
the excitement, he left the Wood 
agency without his rent. 



LKONA STKPIIKXS 

>\ 11 ll ••|.r» «;< III Hi Do It." 



Kftinghuiii Pinto, who played <n 
"The Climax," has a sketch for van ''- 
ville that Jack Levy Is going to bo- k 



VARIETY 



ii 



EARLY SEASON CHANGES 

ON BURLES QUE WHEELS 

"Majesties" and "Love Makers" All New; "Broadway 

Gaiety Girls," "Knickerbockers," and Others to Be 

Fixed Up. Eastern Wheel Censors on the Road. 



The Censor Committee of the East- 
ern Burlesque Wheel started on its 
travels over the circuit Tuesday of 
this week. The committee is Sam 
A. Scribner, J. Herbert Mack and 
Charles H. Waldron. 

A few inspections of Eastern shows 
playing around New York last week 
were made before the trio started 
westward. 

Before leaving, the committee or- 
dered Sam Howe to make an entirely 
new show of his "Love Makers," and 
also issued instructions for "The Ma- 
jesties" and Robie's "Knickerbock- 
ers" to do a lot of fixing up. 

"The Big Gaiety" at the Columbia, 
New York, last week, is having repairs 
made to give a more smooth running 
show. 

J. Goldenberg's "Majesties," play- 
ing the Star, Brooklyn, this week, 
will be changed completely before an- 
other fortnight. The first part bur- 
lesque, "Rogue de la Mode" being re- 
written by Stanly Murphy and a new 
second part, a travesty on "Othello 
and Desdemona" being rehearsed to 
replace the "Walllngford" burlesque. 

Harry Thompson was signed Tues- 
day to go ahead of the "Majesties." 

Will J. Sloan has been engaged 
by Gordon & North to replace George 
Storrs Fischer in the German comedy 
role in "The Passing Parade," the lat- 
ter to return to legitimate work. Sloan 
goes in the show within two weeks. 

A new burlesque by George Milton 
will be added to the "Broadway Gaiety 
Girls" next week when the Wllliams- 
Curtin show plays the Casino, Brook- 
lyn. It will replace the present trav- 
esty entitled "Frivolous Frivolities." 

"The Belles of the Boulevard'' now 
has Harry Campbell playing in the 
place of Tom Mahoney, who left short- 
ly after the season opened. 



WHOLE SHOW FOB SHRIXEKS. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 6. 

To-night, after the performance at 
the Empire, Thos. W. Dinkins' "Ti- 
ger Lilies" will move en masse to en- 
tertain the Shriners. 



CLOSE TO FINISH IXC. 

Boston, Sept. 6. 

The promotion of the deal for a 
new Western Burlesque Wheel the- 
atre, which Senator Gartlantl is re- 
ported to be behind, is nearing the fin- 
ishing touches. 

Warker & Farren. who Intend erect- 
ing the house, expect to name the new 
theatre the Columbia. That is the 
name of Loew's second house hero, 
lately taken away from the Western 
Wheel. 

Montreal, Sept. 6. 
It is claimed that the Sparrow 
Amusement Co. has secured a site for 
a new burlesque theatre, to replace 



the old Royal, as the stopping-off 
place here for the Western Burlesque 
Wheel attractions. The Joseph Es- 
tate has passed the Royal over for 
"Yiddish" shows next season. 

The new house is to have a capacity 
of 2,!>00. The definite location is not 
stated. 



WESTERN HOUSE OPENING SOON. 

Baltimore, Sept. 6. 

Harry Martell came from New 
York, spending the first part of the 
week conferring with George W. Rife 
and other directors of the Empire 
Circuit about the opening of the new 
Western Wheel burlesque house. 

Work has progressed favorably on 
the new Empire. It is expected that 
the house will be ready for the bur- 
lesque in four or five weeks. 

The Empire when opened will get 
the attractions now booked for the 
Monumental. 

Mr. Martell also looked after one of 
his shows while here, intending to re- 
turn to New York, Thursday. 



AMERICAN SENT TO PRISON. 

Mary Ferguson, said to be an Amer- 
ican actress known here as Annie 
Grant and Annie Gleeson, was sen- 
tenced this week in London to serve 
five years in prison for shoplifting. 
The New York police sent evidence to 
London about a companion of Miss 
Ferguson's (also sentenced) which 
helped convict her. Her companion 
was known as Alexander Ivanovitch. 
He posed as a Russian prince, but is 
a bank robber, with a record. 



FIGHTER EXTRA ATTRACTION. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. 
(Eastern Burlesque Wheel) has en- 
gaged Matt Wells, the English light- 
weight, for two weeks. The first 
period is being taken by Mr. Wells 
this week at the Murray Hill theatre, 
where the "Ben Welch Show" is play- 
ing. 

The English fighter fought "Knock- 
out" Brown last week at Madison 
Square Garden. A wild crowd fought 
for seats around the ringside and in 

the streets, bringing much unfavor- 
able comment on the first practical 
working of the new prizefighting law 
now in effect in New York state. 

The Gayety theatre, with "The Jer- 
sey Lilies" has Abe Attell and Goff 
Phillips in "The Big Fight" this week, 
as extra attraction. It is a comedy 
sketch, with Mr. Attel engaging in a 
sparring bout with Mr. Phillips. The 
act was booked by Willie Hyde 
through the Dan Casey Co., New York. 
It may play the remainder of the Hyde 
& Behman Eastern Wheel burlesque 
theatres. 

Mr. Attell Is ready to fight at any 
time. If engaging for a ring battle, 
he will have Mr. Phillips as one of 
his trainers while the act lays off. 

There is prospect of a fight between 
Wells and Attell. John J. Relsler 
posted $1,000 to bind a match, acting 
for Attell. 

Mr. Riesler, known as "John, the 
Baiber," expects to secure a license 
under the new law for boxing clubs. 



CATERING TO LADIES. 

Rochester, Sept. 6. 

When opening the Cook Opera 
House Monday, as a Western Wheel 
stand, Barney Gerard has stated that 
he will cater to the ladies of this city, 
and that his show "Follies of the 
Day" will play only to attract them. 



NOW IS THE TIME 

BY JOHN SCOTT. 
(The Original "Hello George") 

Have you noticed when a fellow dies, no matter what he's been, 
Whether saintly chap, or actor with a life steeped full of sin, 
That his friends forget the bitter words spoken yesterday, 
And And a multitude of handsome things about the guy to say? 
Perhaps when I go to rest some one will bring to light 
A kindly word or goodly deed, long buried out of sight; 
Hut if It's all the same to you, just give to me instead 
The bouquets while I'm living, and knock "Hello George" 

When he's dead. 

Don't save your kisses to imprint upon my marble brow, 
While hurling maledictions upon me, poor kid, now; 
Slip over one nice word to me, as I mourn here all alone, 
And I'll stake you to that eulogy intended for my stone 
What if the Police Gazette does use my cut, after I've gone, 
I can't advertise the notice then, even if it's very strong. 
The bull you may throw after will never buy me bread — 
Come along and con me now, knock "Hello George" 

When he's dead. 

It may sound good and all of that, to hear folks talk no, 
With the flowers strewn about from relatives you don't know. 
Perhaps it may be something for those left behind. 
Hut as far as Pin concerned, you needn't ever mind 
I'm quite alive and well to-day, and while I linger hero 
Lend a helping hand at times, let loose a word of cheer; 
Change the decks, shift about, pat me on the head — 
For "Hello George" won't be Judging pretty flowers 

When he's dead. 



STILL BETTING ON* PAPER. 

Buffalo, Sept. 6. 
A check for $1,000 has been for- 
warded to Sam A. Scribner for a wager 
between Dave Marion and Al Reeves, 
accord 'ng to Mr. Marion, who states 
his bet is that he has a better show 

than Mr. Reeves, and that Reeves does 
not finish first on the Eastern Bur- 
lesque Wheel, In gross receipts for 
the season. 

Mr. Marion says he places his money 
with Mr. Scribner through Mr. Reeves 
having mentioned the Wheel's general 
manager as the depository in his re- 
marks last week. 

The application of Billy Watson, the 
Western Wheel manager, to be let in 
on any wagers made, is not counten- 
anced by Mr. Marion, who says this 
betting Is to go for the Eastern Wheel 
only. As authority for the largest 
gross, Mr. Marion wants Mr. Scribner, 
and as judge of the merits of the two 
shows, he selects simv. 

Toledo, Sept. 6. 

Al Reeves, proprietor of the 
"Beauty Show," has forwarded a 
check for $1,000 to Mrs. Reeves in 
Brooklyn to cover an equal amount, If 
placed with Sam A. Scribner by Dave 
Marlon. 

Mr. Reeves says the wager for 
$1,000 a side will be as per the terms 
he stated last week while at Pitts- 
burgh. Mrs .Reeves declines to per- 
mit any participation by Billy Watson 
in the wager. 

The Censor Committe of the East- 
ern Wheel left, Tuesday morning, for 
a three weeks' trip over the circuit. 
The check sent by Mr. Marlon had not 
been received by Mr. Scribner up to 
the hour of his departure as a com- 
mitteeman. 

At the Reeves homo in Brooklyn, 
Mrs. Reeves confirmed the message 
from Toledo, stating a check had been 
received from her husband for $1,000, 
and asking that she be informed im- 
mediately upon the receipt of Mar- 
ion's money. 

Further than this, and the distance 
that Mr. Marion is from Mr. Reeves 
this week, also the slight discrepancy 
between the terms of the Reeves 
wager and the Marion conditions, 
there was nothing doing in the great 
betting battle on tlio Kastern Wheel. 



CHICAGO FOLLY IMPROVED. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

John Fennessy lias made several 
noticeable improvements in his Folly 
theatre for this season, principally 
the installation of an artificial venti- 
lation plant and several sky fans that 
perform a wonderful operation on the 
cigarette ami cigar smoke, formerly a 
menace to the singers who appeared 
at the house. 

Mrs. Fennessy has entirely recover- 
ed from her recent operation, and is 
again to be seen around the State 
Street. Magnate's office. Louis Wein- 
berg, t he pasteboard pusher who hasn't 
seen an entire burlesque show in eight 
years, spending all his time in the 
Folly box ollice. :s back on the job 
again also. Louis' broth, r s treas- 
urer of the Km pi re, when- he has been 
since the house opened to burlesque. 



12 



VARIETY 



WHAT "CASEY JONES" DID. 

Boston, Sept. 6 

Percy Waugh of Hyde Park, a eub 

urb of Boston, was seated on the 

Charleston bridge with two friends. 

The trio were harmonizing in the 

moonlight. "Casey Jones" was being 

rendered (limb from limb). James 

Swayard, a member of tho marine 

guard at the Charlestown Navy Yard 
was returning to the barracks, when 
"Casey Jones" was wafted to his ears. 

lie remonstrated with the singers, 
telling them that they were commit- 
ting a crime in abusing the song that 
way. They started an encore. Sway- 
ard could stand it no longer and 
pulled a 38-calibre revolver. It was 
fully loaded. The song assassins hid 
behind each other. Patrolman Dono- 
van, who does duty in City Square, 
was attracted to the scene by the 
commotion. He placed Swayard un- 
der arrest. At the station, he was 
charged with assault with u loaded 
revolver and the "vocalists" were held 
as witnesses. 

In the district court, the next morn- 
ing, Swayard was fined $50. 



r 




H£RE'S BILLY GOLLb 

Bj WILLIAM GOULD. 

1 have locked Haines Falls up, and 
thrown the key away. 



AGAINST "JIM CROW" PLAN. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

The management of the new Evans- 
ton theatre has aroused the ire of the 
negro element of that city by the in- 
auguration of a house rule which pro- 
vides for a "Jim Crow" section in the 
balcony part of the theatre, and the 
exclusion of the colored population of 
the suburb from the lower floor. 

Colored business men residing in 
the fashionable North Shore city have 
engaged the services of attorneys of 
their own race to institute legal pro- 
ceedings against the theatre. A com- 
mittee of seven negroes has been ap- 
pointed to direct the color line policy. 

Damage suits have already been 
started by a Mrs. Burnett, wife of a 
negro dentist; and John Guy, a butler 
in the home of William A. Gardner, 
president of the Chicago & North- 
western. 



ENGAGED FOR "DUDELSACK." 

Joseph Herbert is the latest acqui- 
sition by Werba & Luescher. He will 
be assigned a prominent role in "Miss 
Dudelsack," Lulu Glaser's starring ve- 
hicle. Jock McKay, the Scotch come- 
dian, has also been engaged. Anna 
Lichter, a San Francisco girl, will be 
in the cast. 

The opening date is set for Friday, 
Oct. 13, at Waterbury, Conn. The 
show goes to Boston, and, if the hit 
expected, will be brought into New 
York. E. A. McFarland will be busi- 
ness manager, with George W. Sam- 
mis ahead. 

Louis Mann in "Elevating a Hus- 
band" opens in his wife's (Clera Lip- 
mann) play, Sept. 11, at Poughkeep- 
sie. It may be in New York before 
the first of the year. In Mann's 
company will be Emily Ann Wellman, 
Edward E. Horton, Homer Hunt, John 
E. Kelly, Charles E. Hatton, Jessie 
Carter, Marie Howe, Sterling Chest el- 
dine, Kittle Edwards, Katherine Kelly. 

Miss Lipmann's starring venture 
will not start until her husband's new 
piece is launched. 



Received a letter from Al. B. White 
asking me to mention his name in 
Variety* 1 don't know "whether I 
should. 

There is no truth to the report that 
Charlie Grapewin will join the Giants 
before Christmas. 

Lee Harrison told me that Willie 
Cohen wants to be an "Aviator." 
Don't, Willie, flying is not a safe busi- 
ness for a good Yiddisher boy — yet. 

Had quite a long chat with Fred 
Stone, at the Knickerbocker Hotel, the 
other day. Fred spent his summer 
vacation far up in the frozen fields 
of Iceland and Labrador, hunting big 
game. He shot and killed eight polar 
bears and lassooed two. (He want- 
ed to bring them home alive). Mr. 
Stone has the moving pictures to prove 
his tales. 

The American moving picture con- 
cerns are trying to start a war be- 
tween Germany, England and France. 
Wonderful enterprise that, and just 
to entertain the jaded American pub- 
lic. 



I believe Maud Ryan Is sending me 
postal cards. (Polly Moran is still 
married). 



Saw Eddie Foy with Matt Wells, 
the English lightweight. Eddie looked 
happier than if he was in Pres. Taft's 
company. 



The Vaudeville Comedy club isn't 
saying much, but it Is getting there 
in leaps and bounds. May your pres- 
ent success be only in its Infancy. 
Boys, you have a first class organiza- 
tion and you are on the right broad 
road. 



Met P. O'Malley Jennings, who, like 
myself, is a golf bug. I said to him: 
"How are you feeling?" He replied: 
"Bogie, old chap, Bogie." Its a new 
one on me. (Bogie is a golf term and 
means a splendid average. (School 
closed.) 



.1. Bernard Dyllon says he is rest- 
ing on tour. 



Now that the Giants are in the lead 
winter can't come too soon. 



KLAW'H SON MARRIES. 

A secret marriage Feb. 26, last, 
came out this week, with Joseph Klaw 
and Majorie Relyea as the principals. 

The husband is son of Marc Klaw 
(Klaw & Erlanger). Mrs. Klaw was a 
youthful playmate of her husband in 
New Rochelle, where both families 
live. The couple were married at 
Camden, N. J. 



KLEIN NAMES PLAY. 

Charles Klein has named his new 
play "The Outsiders." It is built 
somewhat along the lines of his pre- 
\ ious efforts, "The Lion and the 
Mouse" and "The Gamblers." 



PARIS NOTES 



BY EDWAED O. KEND1EW 



Paris, Aug. 30. 
The Olympia music hall in Paris 
opened Aug. 23 as the new manager, 
Jacques Charles, announced. The 
transformation of the theatre, under 
his direction, is an excellent omen 
of success. Many alterations have 
been made in the interior. A glass 
partition has been placed between a 
part of the promenade and the audi- 
torium, somewhat after the style of 
the Folies Bergere; the hall has been 
entirely reseated and upholstered In 
somewhat bright colors, a richly em- 
broidered dividing curtain has been 
installed, and additional exit through 
the Ceylon tea rooms in the Rue Cau- 
martln provided. On the opening 
night there was a great crowd of 
theatrical people, tout Paris at pres- 
ent in Paris, and a large number of 
press men, who appreciated the ex- 
cellent program provided by our 
Benjamin manager, the majority 
booked through Braff. Seldom has 
a new opening been more successful. 
Oct. 1, a revue by Rip and Bousquet, 
who thus debut at a lurge music hall, 
will be produced. An operette will 
then occupy attention. M. Delarou- 
zee remains as administrator, but 
there are several changes in the staff. 
Paul Emler fulfils the functions of 
secretary, Paul Letombe, that of mu- 
sical conductor, in place of Leo Pou- 
get previously appointed; Emile Hugo, 
Laval and Febvre, stage managers. 
Among the many present to wish the 
young director good luck were C. Ban- 
nel, H. B. Marinelli, Braff, Ercole, 
Pasquier, Willy Clarkson, Warren (of 
Witmark's), Rottembourg, Fragson, 
Dante, 

The opening program of the Folies 
Bergere, fixed for Sept. 1, will com- 
prise a ballet by Mme. Marquita and 
Rene Louis, music by Claude Terrasse, 
entitled "Stella." This will show the 
life of a danseuse, beginning in the 
first tableau with the lessons, behind 
the scene, and finally the public per- 
formance in the form of a ballet. 
Miles. Bordin, Cornillia, Monor, Ter- 
ka, Schoerdoner, Messrs. Bert Claire, 
Jacqulnet, Quinault and Tito are list- 
ed for this production. Several vaude- 
ville acts have been engaged by Man- 
ager C. Bannel. The excellent stage 
manager, Blondet, will be found at 
his post as usual this season. 



private parties, who may build apart- 
ment houses on the site. 

Vaudeville managers in Paris have 
shown more enterprise for the open- 
ing of the present season than their 
"legitimate" brethren. At all the 
theatres, which are to be opened with- 
in a few days all sign of novelty is 
lacking, and it Is only at the Bouffes 
Parisiens and the Athenee that we 
are to have a new piece, to wit: 
"Baron Batz," and "Monsieur Pick- 
wick." This latter will be interesting, 
for we wonder how the authors are 
going to present Sam Weller and such 
notable characters to the French pub- 
lic. "The Pickwick Papers" would 
be difficult enough to adapt to the 
stage in English. But probably the 
Parisian authors will use plenty of 
"poets license." At the Varietes "La 
Vie Parlsienne" is to be continued; at 
the Theatre Rejane "L'Olseau Bleu" 
("Blue Bird" of Maurice Maeterlinck) 
while rehearsals of a revue are in 
hand, which will be ready in October; 
at the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt "La 
Dame de Monsoreau," while the tra- 
gedienne is earning money in Eng- 
land; at the Theatre Antoine "Fil a 
la Patte" while manager Gemler Is 
ambulating with his national tent 
show; "Les Transatlantiques" at the 
Apollo, "Papa" at the Gymnase; "Mile 
Josette ma femme" probably followed 
by Le Tribun, at the vaudeville; "Le- 
gion Etrangere" at the Amblgu, and 
Jules Verne's "Tour of the World In 
80 Days" at the Chatelet. All are 
revivals of old or last year's successes. 
The season will commence at the 
Odeon with "Le Joueur." 

According to report the present fa- 
vorite air of the German Emperor is 
"Oh, Listen to the Band." This re- 
calls to mind a story of Queen Vic- 
toria, who was particularly struck by 
a piece of music the military were 
playing during the change of guards 
at the Palace one morning. A mes- 
senger was sent to inquire the title 
of the catchy morceau. The conductor 
reluctantly stated that it was "Come 
Where the Booze Is Cheaper." 



Emile Combes reopened the Etoile 
Palace Aug. 25, with a good vaude- 
ville show. The 3 Winskill's, gym- 
nasts, Schlax trio, cyclists, Genaro trio, 
acrobatic dancers, were remarked as 
good numbers. G. Pasquier remains 
at this hall as administrator and as 
booking agent. No changes have been 
made in the building during the clos- 
ure, though many were needed. 

It would seem that the students' 
ballroom Bullier, In the Latin Quar- 
ter, is finally to disappear. Business 
has been disastrous at this resort for 
the past year. It was sold Aug. 24 to 



THE PRESIDENT VETOES. 

Boston, Sept. 6. 

From Beverly comes the tale that a 
theatrical manager from Milwaukee 
has tried to book "Pauline Wayne." 
the prize winning Jersey cow, that 
supplies the- presidential table with 
dairy stuffs. "Pauline" is wanted for 
a production of "Way Down East." 

President Taft received the letter 
last Friday and refused the request 
"Pauline" is going into the show busi- 
ness, but only as an exhibit at dairy 
shows in Milwaukee and Chicago. 



A LITTLE "MIDDLEMAN." 

James Durkin, who had a stork 
company in Buffalo all summer, is 
going to do a condensed version of 
"The Middleman" in vaudeville this 
season. 



VARIETY 



'3 



London, Aug. SO. 
I hear Daisy Wood, sister of Alice 
and Marie Lloyd, has been engaged to 
appear in New York early in 1912. 
Daisy has come along by leaps and 
bounds, and it is frequently prophe- 
sied of her that she cannot fail in 
America. Daisy has all the dash and 
vivacity that we are wont to associate 
with Marie, but she also possesses the 
demureness and gentle power of chic 
delivery which has made Alice all- 
powerful in the States. Among her 
latest successes here are a pajama 
song and a cupid number, both trickily 
dressed. 

La Estrelllta, a Spanish dancer,, 
who is said to have played nearly a 
year in one house in the West, has 
just opened at the Tivoli. She sang 
"La Paloma" and "Stop, Stop, Stop," 
with a plentitude of Spanish action. 
She can deliver a song with much 
meaning, and her dresses are of the 
gorgeous order. Her final effort con- 
sists of a dance with Garcia. She met 
the tastes of Tivoli audiences, and 
ought to become a stock act in Lon- 
don. Her appearance is fetching, and 
her manner chock full of tempera- 
mental turns. Can this be the same 
Estrellita who came to the Palace, 
London, some twelve years ago, as a 
dancer simply? 



Ernest Rees, an English music hall 
comedian of large experience, has re- 
cently passed through a very severe 
illness, and he is now back at the Tiv- 
oli. His legs were so weak that he 
could not stand*, so a little act has 
been devised in which he sits at a 
table throughout his offering, which is 
now chiefly patter. 



When Lillian Shaw was called upon 
to deputize for Marie Lloyd at the 
Tivoli last week, she hurried over from 
the Pavilion with not more than a 
quarter of an hour to spare. She was 
quite unheralded, yet the audience 
took to her en masse. 



Nella Webb, at the Empire, was the 
hit of the bill this week. She is the 
nearest approach to the type of artist 
known by the adjective "Cabaret" 
than any English-speaking performer 
we have yet heard. By English-speak- 
ing, I mean Anglo-American; the Con- 
tinental cabaret artistes who have ap- 
peared in London recently do nothing 
more than strangle the language. 



Pauline, much subdued by his ex- 
periences at Liverpool, where he failed 
to hypnotize the rioters, is this week 
trying out at the Tottenham Palace. 
He is drawing the crowds as they have 
not been drawn at this house since 
Lauder played in it. It is the most 
outlandish place on the Syndicate C.r- 
cuit, and this fact, coupled with Pau- 
line's proof of his attractiveness, 
should help him in forcing his way 
into some halls nearer the West End. 
He goes to Sheffield Hippodrome for 
Sept. 4. 



When Von Klein, of Von Klein & 
Cibson, thought it wise to reprimand 
the audience at the Metropolitan he 
was breaking a very stern rule in re- 
gard to etiquette. He may not have 



LONDON NOTES 

VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE 

5 OBKKH ST., LKICKSTEB 8QUABE 

W. BUCHANAN TAYLOR, R.pr~»uti~ 

(••BAYARD") 

Mall for Americans and Baropaaas la Boropa, If addraaMd oar* VARIVTT as 
•boy*, will b« promptly forwardod. 



known that but the management 
would not accept that as an excuse. 
They closed the couple instantly. 



his spot on the Palace bill (8.40), but 
he had the satisfaction of making 
good. Consequently, he is getting to 
like England. 



Julian Rose is back on the scene of 
his first English triumph — the Coli- 
seum. On Monday he was a solid suc- 
cess, though he uses "Levinsky" still. 



Mrs. D'Oyly Carte, seriously ill for 
some time, is said to be Improving. 



My statement regarding "Sumurun" 
having been secured for a term at the 
Coronet theatre following the Colis- 
eum was well founded when I made 
it, but it so happens that the arrange- 
ment has been squashed. The new 
scheme is still more notable, for it 
provides that Oswald Stoll shall take 
the responsibility of the production in 
full of "Sumurun" at the Savoy the- 
atre. The contract was signed a few 
days ago, and Mr. Stoll then went to 
sea for a few days. Later it was his 
intention to visit Vienna, there to wit- 
ness a performance of "Dialon," the 
success of which. I cabled several weeks 
ago. Mr. Stoll has the first option on 
this wonderful dramatic pantomime, 
and I shall not be surprised if he ex- 
ercises it. 



John Kurkamp is entering upon his 
second period as Stage Director with 
Martin Harvey. 



Before leaving for America to cre- 
ate the part of a Trappist Monk in 
the "Garden of Allah/' Lewis Waller 
will do a four weeks' provincial tour 
in "The Butterfly on the Wheel." 



Charles Hawtrey, James Hearne, 
Arthur Playfair, Hilda Moore and 
Mary Rorke are cast in "The Great 
Name" fixed for production at the 
Prince of Wales', Sept. 7. 



I understand the Globe theatre, 
which Frohman futilely attempted to 
re-establish in Shaftsbury avenue, is 
to come down shortly. The present 
idea is to use the site for a restaurant 
and to let the upper part as offices. . 



Tina di Roma, at London Hippo- 
drome, is an Italian and described as 
"the world's greatest pianist," as well 
as "the prettiest woman on the vaude- 
ville stage." She is neither. 



Jarrow was inclined to kick against 



Rapid progress is being made at 
the London Opera House. Oscar 
Hammer8tein's singers thus far en- 
gaged include: Tenors: Jean Auber, 
Mario Ansaldi, Orville Harrold, Frank 
Pollock, Frederic Regis, Fernand Le- 
roux. Bassos: Jean Perkin, Enzo 
Bozzano, Francis Combe, Gulseppe de 
Grazia. Baritones: Maurice Renaud, 
Jose Danse, Georges Chadal, M. Fl- 
garella, Arthur Philips, Mario Ellan- 
dri. Sopranos: Lina Cavalieri, Isa- 
beau Catalan, Victoria Fer, Aline Val- 
landri, Eva Oldhanski, Felicia Lyne, 
Louise Merlin, Contraltos; Marguer- 
ite D'Alvarez, Tinkka-Joselsi, and 
mezzos: Jeanne Duchene, Nina Rattl, 
Antoinette Kerlane. The operas he 
has already arranged to do In French 
and Italian will include Massenet's 
"Don Qulchotte," "Thais," "Le Jon- 




MACK AND ORTH 

Tho jihova la a photo of KELLER MACK and FRANK ORTH. co-author* of "OCEAN 
nRRK/.nsV tne comedy offering; made popular over nltcht by MAUD RONAIR and JOE 

WARP 

Now playing ORPHEITM CIRCUIT, under the direction of THOS. J FITZPAT1UCK 



gleur de Notre Dame," "Heriodlade," 
"Les Contes d'Hoffmann," "Faust," 
"Carmen," "Lakme," "The Violin 
Maker of Cremona," "Romeo et Juli- 
ette," "Louise," "II Trovatore," "La 
Favorita," "I Pagliacci," "Cavallerla 
Rusticana," "Lucia de Lammermoor," 
"Rigoletto," "La Traviata," "Aida," 
"II Barbiere di Siviglia," "Un Ballo 
in Maschera," "Dolores," "Andrea 
Chenier," "La Navarraise," "Le Pro- 
phete," "Les Huguenots," "Otello" and 
"Norman." 



C. C. Bartram, editor of the "Per- 
former," writes me as follows: "The 
sudden termination of my contract 
with the Performer, Ltd., is due 
solely to ray disagreement with the 
methods of the Board of Di- 
rectors, and in no way whatever to 
my management of the paper. The 
accountant, also secretary of the com- 
pany (Mr. W. H. McCarthy), admits 
that the business of the paper is in 
every way in a perfect condition. 
When I took charge of the paper I 
had a substantial weekly loss to con- 
tend with. This, however, I over- 
came during the first six months of 
my connection with the paper. My 
remuneration is the chief bone of con- 
tention." The secret of this is that 
there has been internal strife for. some 
time. Messrs. Clemart and Bartram 
have not hit it off together, and it is 
now probable that Clemart will take 
over the editorship of the paper. 

The engagement of Ida Crispi for 
one year at the Empire, has not come 
altogether as a surprise. A character 
dancer of her ability was badly need- 
ed over here. She is to be the prin- 
cipal dancer In the ballet, working 
chiefly with Freddie Farren, far and 
away the best English character dan- 
cer. 



Walter Hast and Graham Moffatt 
have been busying themselves during 
the last few weeks assembling a com- 
pany of Scottish actors for "Bunty 
Pulls the Strings" and "The Concealed 
Bed," both due in America shortly. 
It is wonderful where they have all 
come from. They never dreamt be- 
fore there were so many Scotchmen 
on the stage. 

Ike Rose brought to London the 
new twins, which he discovered re- 
cently in Brighton. They are three 
years of age and both girls. lie is 
taking them to the German fairs. 



A mass meeting of the Variety Ar- 
tistes' Federation has been called for 
Friday next at the Bedford Head Ho- 
tel, Maiden Lane, Strand, in very in- 
teresting circumstances. It has, we 
are informed, come to the knowledge 
of the Federation that an arrange- 
ment is actually in operation between 
Moss's Empires and the Variety The- 
atres Controlling Co., whereby the sal- 
aries of artists are compared, and the 
maximum salary to be offered in the 
future jointly agreed upon. Artists 
are already being notified of the de- 
cisions arrived at for the regulation 
of their remuneration and it is felt 
that immediate action is called for 
on their behalf Hence the meeting 



M 



VARIETY 



IKYING ORCHESTRA SUBSTITUTE 

Tho last meeting of the Managers' 
Association was addressed by Pope 
Jones, head of the company which 
manufactures a one-man appliance of 
tho organ variety, which it is claimed 
will play the music for any kind of a 
performance from grand opera to 
vaudeville. 

Mr. Jones invited the managers to 
visit his factory, where he was pre- 
pared to prove conclusively that his 
instrument was practical in its opera- 
tion. The managers professed to be 
Interested but none exhibited any un- 
due haste in the matter. 

Finally Mr. Jones made the propo- 
sition that if any manager present 
would permit him to install one of his 
organs in a New York theatre under 
their control, to be paid for only after 
proving its efficacy, he would gladly 
undertake it. William A. Brady 

promptly accepted. It is now being 
placed in The Playhouse, to be ready 
for operation in about six weeks. 

Lillian Nordica gave a grand opera 
recital at Ocean Grov3 this summer at 
the Auditorium, to the accompaniment 
of one of these instruments. 

Comstock & Gest are the first man- 
agers to yield to the demands of the 
Musicians' Union for higher pay. No 
trouble is expected when the Ger- 
trude Hoffmann show departs for the 
west. 

Seventy-five men are expected to 
take the trip. The management must 
not only pay the musicians' board, 
and furnish 'em with berths in sleep- 
ers, but must also pay their railway 
fare. 

San Francisco, Sept. 6. 

The agitation over the stand taken 
by the musicians and their demands 
on the managers is causing a great 
deal of discussion in the musical field. 
The Coast is having its troubles as well 
as the East. 

One manager out here, upon being 
told that he would have to double the 
size of his orchestra, discharged the 
whole orchestra and put In an orches- 
trion, costing $1,200. This Instru- 
ment is supposed to equal an orchestra 
of ten pieces. 

At the present writing, there are re- 
ported to be about 60 idle musicians 
in this city. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 6. 

The orchestra of Heuck's theatre 
walked out, Saturday, through the 
failure of the management of that 
house to accede to demands, among 
which was an assurance that there 
would be thirty weeks of work during 
this season. 

The management refused to give 
this assurance; they did not know at 
present if there would be enough de- 
sirable attractions to keep the house 
open for that length of time. 

The curtain went up at the sound of 
a b<ll with the orchestra pit empty. 



St. Louis, Sept. 6. 

There is an orchestra — or near or- 
chestra at liavlin's theatre, the local 
home of Stair & Havlin thrillers. It 
previously had been announced that 
a piano would suffice in the orchestra 
pit. 

Two violins and a double bass sup- 
plement the piano. 



FOUND BROTHER DEAD. 

Corry, Pa., Sept. 6. 

Joseph Connors, an acrobat, while 

here last week caused the authorities 

to exhume the body of his brother, 

Frank Connors. March 10, last, a body 

was found alongside the Erie Railroad 
track at Bear Lake. It was brought 
to Corry and held for a time, after 
which It was interred. Efforts to lo- 
cate relatives finally availed, and 
Connors was notified. 

The man had been a passenger on 
a fast train ticketed from Chicago to 
New York. It is claimed he had an 
argument with the railroad people 
over transportation, through trying to 
occupy a Pullman on a second class 
ticket. 

The railroad people maintain Con- 
nors fell from the train. The brother 
alleges he was thrown off and killed. 
A doctor found several cuts on one 
haiyi, as If he had warded off the 
blows of a knife. The head was also 
crushed, doubtless from contact with 
the ground. 

Investigation by the county officials 
will be continued. 



ARTHUR GETS NO MONEY. 

Asbury Park, N. J., Sept. 6. 

Arthur Klein got a statement and 
some cash, upon leaving the Criterion 
Saturday, as its summer vaudeville 
lmpressario. What Arthur received, 
besides the statement, is not known, 
but he did say that instead of play- 
ing the house 60-40 with Walter Ro- 
senberg, the "40" to be accepted in 
lieu of rent, Mr. Rosenberg changed 
the first agreement to a flat $600 
weekly rental charge. The account- 
ing covered the few weeks back that 
Arthur did not receive any cash each 
Saturday night. 

This winds up Mr. Klein's connec- 
tion in a business way with Mr. Ro- 
senberg. He still holds the United 
Booking Office "franchise" for this 
city. Mr. Klein says by next season 
he will have a new vaudeville house 
of his own here. 

Later. — Mr. Klein did not secure 
the money he expected from Mr. Ro- 
senberg. In fact, he got no money at 
all, not even a statement. But Mr. 
Klein is hopeful, and thinks that Mr. 
Rosenberg will come across with 
about $1,000, sooner or later. 



Harry Say well, treasurer of the Co- 
lonial, Cleveland, died from injuries 
received in a fall from motor car Sept. 
3. Mr. Say well was going after his 
hat, which had blown off. Thinking 
the car had stopped, he stepped off, 
and was thrown heavily to the pave- 
ment, breaking his neck. The treas- 
urer died two hours after the acci- 
dent, in the Lakewood Hospital. Mr. 
Saywell leaves a widow for whom a 
benefit will be given next Sunday 
evening at the Colonial. He was very 
well known, locally and among the 
theatrical profession. 



REEVES OPENING MONDAY. 

Much interest is centered in the re- 
appearance of Billie Reeves as "The 
Drunk" in Karno's "Night in an Eng- 
lish Music Hall," at the Colonial, Mon- 
day. It is three years since Mr. 
Reeves played the role, originated by 
him on the other side. Billie was with 
F. Ziegfeld, Jr.'s "Follies" during that 
period. 

The Karno company surrounding 
Mr. Reeves will be composed of four- 
teen people. Specially made scenery 
has been brought over. The settings 
are much more elaborate than have 
been shown before. Frank O'Neill, 
who played over here as one of the 
Five Majors, is manager of the Billie 
Reeves-Karno company. 

Another, managed by Alf Reeves 
(Blllie's brother), and who brought 
Billie over here first, is now playing 
in the west. 



WILL LOSE A FOOT. 

Camden, N. J., Sept. 6. 

Gangrene poison is fast eating away 
the right foot of James W. Lanning, 
proprietor of the Auditorium theatre, 
Burlington, N. J. In a few days it 
is expected to drop off, is the report 
received to-day from the Mercer Coun- 
ty Hospital, where he has been con- 
fined for the past eleven weeks. 

Lanning Is a resident of Trenton. 
An effort was made to stem the rav- 
ages of the disease by amputating his 
great toe sometime ago. He nearly 
succumbed under the operation. 



MAY HAVE MRS. DOG. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

It is whispered here the supporting 
company of James K. Hackett, when 
that star opens at the Blackstone, 
Sept. 18, will Include Mrs. Dr. Mun- 
yon, to be programed as Pauline 
Louise Neff. 

Mrs. Munyon has been making the 
rounds of the "pop" vaudeville the- 
atres during the last few months. Her 
appearance in the cast of "The Grain 
of Dust" will signalize a debut for the 
"legit," if this reported move is au- 
thentic. 



PEEPERS SHOOT WATCHMEN. 

Louisville, Sept. 6. 

Thomas McCormlck, aged 36 years, 
a Barnum & Bailey circus watchman, 
was fatally shot here by two negroes 
Labor Day night, when he ordered 
them off the lot for peeping under the 
tent of the women performers' dress- 
ing rooms. 

Two blacks, thought to be the 
shooters, are in custody. 



John Jacobs, brother of Jos. W. 
Jacobs, of the Shubert forces, died 
Sept. 4 In Chicago. Interment was at 
the home of the deceased, Syracuse, 

N. Y. 



CIRCUS' RAD FINISH. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

The Robinson Famous Shows, con- 
trolled and owned by George Little, 
former manager of Jack Johnson, 
"Bunk" Allen, Denny Robinson and 
others, closed at Morganstown, Ky., 
last week, leaving a number of per- 
formers holding claims against the 
show which as yet have not been col- 
lected. 

The property is in the hands of a 
receiver. A number of circus men are 
traveling Morganstownward this week 
to see what becomes of it. 



DIAMOND CUT-UP ON 8TAGB. 

Christopher Matthewson, "Big 
Chief" Meyers, Mike Donlin, Joe Tinker 
and all of the major league stars 
with stage aspirations and experience 
will have to look to their laurels. 
Charlie Faust, the baseball cutup, who 
has been performing at the Polo 
Grounds, made his debut at Gane's 
Manhattan this week. 

Faust works about fourteen min- 
utes, appearing in uniform. He makes 
an announcement, saying that he was 
sent by a fortune teller in Kansas to 
New York to help McGraw's Giants 
win the pennant. Faust also says he 
is only- doing the stage work until 
the Giants' leader sends for him. 

He shows how a ball is pitched, ex- 
plains the different strikes and dia- 
mond positions and then illustrates a 
player stealing a base. A cushion and 
rug are his stage props. 

"Billy" Gane took Faust in his ball 
togs to the Garden fight Wednesday 
night. The eccentric player attracted 
much attention. 



PITCHERS WITH ASSISTANTS. 

Morgan, Bender and Coombs, three 
pitchers for the Athletics, will be 
seen in a vaudeville act this winter, 
assisted by Kathryn and Violet Pearl. 
They are being fitted with a comedy 
sketch by Havez & Donnelly and will 
be under the management of John R. 
Robinson, a Chicago newspaper man, 
formerly manager for Battling Nel- 
son, and husband of Miss Kathryn. 



RUN EXTENDED INDEF. 

Boston, Sept. 6. 
The engagement of "Over Night" 
at the Shubert, has been extended in- 
definitely, necessitating the formation 
of another company to play the Nefy 
England time booked for the Boston 
organization. This will make four 
"Over Night" companies playing the 
country. 

The second coii.;iany engaged by 
Willian A. Brady to p'.iy in "Over 
Night," includes Madge Kennedy, 
Thomas B. Emery, Mrs. Cal Stewart, 
M. Hamilton, Ada Sterling, Jane May, 
Sam Harding, Caroline Harris, Ned 
A. Sparks, James Ford, Edward E. 
Duane, Erail H. Nelson. 

The organisation of this force was 
rendered necessary by the extension 
of the Boston engagement of the origi- 
nal cast, now in its second month at 
the Shubert. 



MERIDIAN WAS WISE. 

New Orleans, Sept. 6. 

One H. Spaulding, claiming to be the 
advance purchasing agent of Ringling 
Brothers' circus, blew into this city 
last week, made a few fake purchases 
from local merchants, from whom he 
borrowed a couple of dollars in view 
of a personal stringency, and then blew 
right out again. 

Sunday found Spaulding in the 
town of Meridian, Miss. He tried to 
slip over on the Mlsslssippians the 
identical "bunk" that ensnared the lo- 
cal folk but failed of his purposr 

"Mr. Spaulding" is now reposing 
quite gracefully in Meridian's bastile. 



VARIETY 



STOCK 



CLANCY TALKS STOCK. 

It was raining to beat the band 
and the time was immense for James 
Clancy to talk stock. And he was 
very enthusiastic about the subject, 
despite that vaudeville will shortly 
supplant stock in the Poli Circuit for 
the fall season. Mr. Clancy is in on 
the ground floor of this circuit when 
it comes to sizing up their stock or- 
ganization. He knows his vaudeville 
as well, but success with the Water- 
bury (Ct.) stock gives him a chance 
to back up any argument on the lat- 
ter subject. 

Jim says you can't fool 'em any 
more with stock plays. They (audi- 
ences) demand nothing but the best. 
The plays must be staged and acted 
as good as any traveling organization 
which hits these stock towns. There 
was a time, according to Mr. Clancy, 
when almost any kind of a piece 
would do, the manager selecting the 
one suited best to the company and 
which was one of the "chosen" reper- 
toire. Times have changed, if one 
cares to look at what the Waterbury 
company did this summer. It is only 
one of several rockrlbbed stock organ- 
izations that weathered the storm 
which sent company after company 
to the rocks this year. 

Jim Clancy gave Waterbury a good 
company to start with and then sent 
in such plays as "The Virginian," 
"Alias Jimmy Valentine," "The City," 
"Blue Mouse," "A Woman's Way," 
"Fifty Miles From Boston," "Forty- 
Five Minutes From Broadway," "A 
Gentleman from Mississippi," "Arizo- 
na," "The White Sister," "The Man 
of the Hour," and other plays that 
have had a New York production. 

A play of lesser "Big City" promi- 
nence was produced the other week. 
Right away, Jim says, business slump- 
ed. 

Mr. Clancy says it's all piffle about 
the people not knowing about the 
New York successes, for they keep as 
well posted some way as the men in 
the profession themselves. 

The opening of the regular winter 
stock season at Poll's house in Nor- 
wich, Ct., was Sept. 4. with "The Girl 
of the Golden West." 



IN FOK A RUN. 

Boston, Sept. f». 
Although another play had been 
scheduled for production by the 
Lindsay Morison Stock Company, play- 
ing at the Majestic theatre, "Three 
Weeks" has made such a hit with the 
box office that the other play has been 
put on the shelf. "Three Weeks" will 
stay as long as It can get the money. 



C'liarlos \V. Clark ha* Rone al>ro.i»l, \vh«T>' 
hf» In booked for a conceit tour through Knp- 
lan.l and Franrc. op^nliiK tho List of S>p 
temhpr. He returns homo In January for a 
f 'oast tour. 

tlortrude Ronnyunn will arrive hero early 
Ir, Ortohor from the ohl country, nppe.-iritiir 
first In concert Oct. 22 with the Minneapolis 
Symphony. 

Puccini's "CJIrl of the CohVn West." with 
'".'miso. Amnio nn«l l">estlun. will he tie- 
opening attraction at the Metropolitan opera 
li-i-e. New York. Nov. 13. when a twentv- 
i«fi weeks' son son of opera will he iniiiiKii- 
rntwfV 



PICTURE ACTORS' ACCIDENTS. 

Following the accident befalling 
Fielding Romalne at Washington, and 
the death by drowning of Albert 
Brighton while engaged in photoplay, 
comes two more victims to dangerous 
horseback riding before the camera. 

Hazel Mae Hall, of the Champion 
Film Co., had her horse run away, 
frightened by pistol shots. A bad fall 
was the result, her right arm being 
severely sprained and body injuries In- 
flicted. 

Pearl White, of the Pathe (Amer- 
ican) company was doing some daring 
riding when a slip-up caused a fall 
that forced the pommel of the saddle 
into her side. She is now in bed un- 
der the doctor's care. 

Miss White also had a peculiar ex- 
perience last week while working at 
the very spot where Brighton was 
drowned. 

In the picture she had to be thrown 
into the water, only to save herself by- 
getting astride a horse which goes in 
after her. The very point where she 
went down was where Brighton had 
gone to a watery grave. Miss White 
says she expected every second, while 
she was down at the bottom, to see 
the unfortunate man's ghost, so vivid- 
ly was his death recalled. 



NEW STOCK HOUSE DIFFERENT. 

Boston, Sept. 6. 

Boston's new stock house, the St. 
James theatre, now being erected in 
the Back Bay will be some different 
from other houses, according to the 
owner. M. H. Gulesian is the projec- 
tor of the enterprise. The house will 
have a balcony as large as the orches- 
tra, and will do away with a gallery 
entirely. 

While regular stock plays will be 
produced, works by local authors will 
be given a chance. The theatre is de- 
tached. Entrances and exits can be 
built on all four sides. The house 
will seat 1..S00, and will have a foyer 
75 feet in depth. 



A SCHOOL FOK KTAItK. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 

The Bijou theatre is rapidly becom- 
ing famous as an apprentice school for 
developing minor stars. No less than 
six players employed at. the west scle 
house during the last two seasons as 
stock entertainers are now leading 
companies in the various traveling or- 
ganizations that play the Stair & Hav- 
lin circuit. 

Madlyn Jourue is featured in 
"Forty-Five Minutes From Broad- 
way"; Isabel Randolph is starring in 
"Salvation Nell"; Agnes Blial and 
Frank Tobin are dividing honors in 
'The Littlest Girl That He Forgot": 
George Kennedy has stepped into Wil- 
liam Courtnay's part in "Arseno Lu- 
pin": and Harry Shutan is the .juven- 
ile s'euth in "The Boy Detective." 



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LYCEUM AND CONCERT 



DAMAGES FOR LOST SCRIPT. 

Albert Mlldenberg, the New York 
composer, wrote an opera, entitled 
"Michael Angelo," which he entered 
in the Metropolitan Opera company's 
contest. Now comes a summons and 
complaint against the company by H. 
A. Callan, attorney-at-iaw in behalf of 
the composer, claiming the loss of the 
manuscript of the English score and 
part of his orchestral work, and trans- 
lation. 

Unless the suit for $50,000 damages 
is amicably settled, some interesting 
developments are expected when the 
case is announced for trial. 



CONSTANTINO COMING BACK. 

Boston, Sept. 6. 
Florencio Constantino is coming 
back to Boston this fall. It was re- 
ported at the close of last season that 
he would not be heard here another 
year. Word was sent to the Boston 
Opera House from Buenos Ayres, 
where the singer is at present that he 
would appear here in November. 



A TWO-BIT EXPO. 

Pittsburgh, Sept. 6. 

The twenty-third annual Pittsburgh 
Exposition opened Aug. 30, and will 
last until Oct. 21, with a high class 
of musical attractions announced. 

The Russian Symphony Orchestra 
will play until Sept. 9, with Creatore 
and band due Sept. 11-16. Pryor 
and his band play 18-23 with Carlib's 
Hussar band, 25-30. 

The Imperial Russian Orchestra Is 
dated for Oct. 9-14. Damrosch's Or- 
chestra is the closing attraction, Oct. 
16-21. The World's Fair Creation Is 
featured. The admission to the Expo, 
is two bits. 



PROTEGE OF MARY GARDEN. 

Chicago, Sept. 6. 
According to the reports from the 
suburb of fashionable Oak Park. 
Frances Slocum, of that place, is to 
become the protege of Mary Garden, 
the noted operatic star, and is to sail 
some time this month for Paris, where 
she will meet the prima donna. 



CLOSES FOR TWO REASONS. 

Dedhain, Mass , Sept. 6. 

The Lome Khvin stock company 
closed its season at Westwood Park, 
Labor Day. Owing to the prevalence 
of picture shows and the scarcity of 
legitimate attractions, the Klwln or- 
ganization will close permanently. 

W. S. Iliatt and Nolle Franklyn are 
organizing a stock company to open 
in Washington, for tho fall season. 



REP. OPERA STOCK. 

.) (J. Marcotto, manager of the Mon- 
tauk Opemtic Quartet, is organizing 
a repertoire opi>ra stock company to 

present "Martha. Hie Mikado." 

"Faust." "Kobin Hood." "Itohemian 
Girl" ;in<l ore light opera during the 
winter. 

.Ww York agents ar»- filling the. 
company for Marcotto. 



SINGING NKW SPANISH OPERA. 

San Francisco, Sept. 6. 

At Idora Park, Oakland, the Lom- 
bardl Opera Company is a big winner. 
A distinct event of the Lombard! sea- 
son will be the production, for the 
first time in this country, of the ro- 
mantic grand opera, "Marina," writ- 
ten by the great Spanish composer, 
Emillo Arrieta. 

This work has recently created a 
furore in the principal centers of 
Spain. It proved one of the sensa- 
tions of the present season's Lombardl 
tour in South America. 

"Marina" was sung in the Idora 
Park theatre yesterday, and will be 
repeated this Saturday afternoon, 
given in Spanish, affording Manuel Sa- 
lazar, the company's Spanish tenor, 
the opportunities which, in the same 
role, made him famous in a night 
with the audiences of Buenos Ayres. 
Bosetti will sing the title role. 

The scene of the opera is laid In a 
fishing village on the coast of Spain. 



97,600 FEATHERY QUARTET. 

Paderewski's famous chicken farm 
in Switzerland was recently destroyed 
by fire. Among the losses was a 
rooster and three hens, valued at $7,- 
500. 



ALICE NIELSEN RETURNING. 

Alice Nielsen, who has been tour- 
ing England, Germany, France and 
Italy, returns to the United States 
Sept. 24, to begin her American con- 
cert tour. She first appears at the 
Worcester Festival. 



ALLEN'S LONG TRIP. 

Perceval Allen, the American so- 
prano, who has been singing Wag- 
nerian roles at the Covent Garden, 
London, returned to England Sept. 2, 
after coming all the way to America 
to appear at a Joint recital with Court- 
land Palmer, at Bar Harbor, Me. 



LOOKS GOOD IN PORTCH ESTER. 

Portchester, N. Y., Sept. 6. 

With "The Man on the Box" as 
the opening bill, tho Lyceum Players 
opened auspiciously Labor Day. The 
management is sanguine of a splendid 
season. 

The leading players are Cameron 
demons and Victoria Montgomery. 



STOCK IN TWO CITIES. 

St. Louis, Sept. 6. 
Despite a bad season this year, the 
Oppenheimer brothers, who operate 
Suburban Garden here with (dramatic 
star stock, are contemplating a simi- 
lar project for Cincinnati next year, 
working the two in conjunction, it is 
announced. 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Aroand 

New York 



Irving Berlin, Hammerstein's. 
Billie Reeves and Co., Colonial. 
Mile. Leris Loyal, Fifth Ave. 
Mack and Walker (New Act), Fifth 

Avenue. 
Ward Raker, Hammerstein's. 
Sidney Drew, Lionel Barrymore and 

Co., Orpheum. 
Marie Russell, Bronx. 
Homer Miles' Players, Hudson, Union 

Hill, N. J. 
Metropolitan Minstrels, Hudson Union 

Hill, N. J. 

McKee Rankin and Co. (4). 
"As Others See Us" (Comedy). 
28 Mlns.; Full Stage (Parlor). 
Murray Hill (Sept. 3). 

"As Others See Us" possesses two 

star actors, McKee Rankin and a little 

Jap. Mr. Rankin is an old stager, but 

'tis said that the Jap is appearing as 

a player for the first time. He could 

have been as old in experience as Mr. 

Rankin, for all the audience knew to 

the contrary. The Jap has the best 
comedy lines, also, which may be the 
fault of the authoress, Mrs. Sidney 
Drew, who overlooked many oppor- 
tunities for that comedy which vaude- 
ville likes. There Is an open face 
story. It divulges Itself, as the play- 
let progresses. Next to the two 
stars is the Irish cook, nicely taken, 
but the other two, and particularly 
the daughter, did not impress at 
all. A character essayed by a stage 
hand and brought on at the finale, 
called "Mike," was very laughable 
In make up. It might be worth 
while adding a role to the sketch 
for him, and carry the makeup 
throughout the running. A little 
brogue with that face would have 
caused a riot. The sketch may have 
been rewritten from a play or book. 
It Is of an irascible old man, deaf for 
fifteen yearB, who finally regains his 
hearing unknown to the folks about. 
In the belief that he is still deaf, and 
must have all his messages conveyed 
by slate (although a good yell will 
make him listen) the farm hands, 
daughter, cook and overseer take turn 
in "panning" the old fellow good and 
plenty, within his hearing. In that 
way he catches a glimpse of himself, 
as he Is viewed b£ the country Hide. 
The Jap boy tells his opinion slap 
bang, while expressing the exactly op- 
posite terms upon the slate. Then the 
old man relents, makes over as it 
were, and incidentally learns that his 
daughter did not wish to marry 
"Mike." nor did the overseer write 
for permission to marry the cook. The 
overseer, an adopted son, asked tho 
hand of his daughter. The opening 
of the piece as played at the Murray 
Hill last Sunday was slow, and the 
finish dragged o'it. Tho sketch will 
have to he curtailed for at least eight 
minutes. Mr. Rankin could not have 
looked nor played the role of the old 
grumpy father any better. He will 
have a nice comedy act in this piece, 
when everything shall have been 
smoothed out. Sim*. 



Mabel Hite. 

Character Songs. 

25 Mlns.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Majestic, Chicago. 

Mabel Hite celebrated her return 
to the two-a-day by preparing a treat 
for her admirers in the form of a 
large investment In wardrobe, and the 
classiest routine of songs ever heard 
at the local house. While Mike was 
pounding the horsehiae on the dia- 
mond, Mabel was scoring the hit of 
her life. The stage wad draped with 
a beautiful green plush drop carrying 
the star's name in gold letters. Tom 
Kelly accompanied on the piano. Miss 
Hite's opening number, "You're Go- 
ing to Lose Your Husband If You Do," 
was written by herself. -It is one of 
those queer comedy songs that would 
fit none else but the singer. For 
this Miss Hite wore a long pink affair, 
draped in black, that starts at the 
shoulder and winds on down around 
the body until it reaches the floor. It 
looked as though the comedienne need- 
ed a key to unlock it, but for effect, 
it was the niftiest ever. The second 
effort was sung in a purple creation 
with what looked like a red and white 
Tallce over the top. For thte she 
carried a parasol with an exaggerated 
handle and warbled "I Really Hate 
to Talk About Myself." Little bits of 
different imitations were offered, in- 
cluding a few lines of Jim Morton 
and Eddie Foy, the former going much 
better than the latter. The third 
song "Get a Girl From the Emerald 
Isle" was equally as well rendered 
and received, as were its two predeces- 
sors, allowing Mlsa Hite to work on 
several dialects. Mr. Kelly assisted in 
the chorus. A green beaded gown 
with some kind of light underdressing 
was utilized for this. While not up to 
the opening costume, It still remain- 
ed a scorcher. For the fourth and 
last, Miss Hite wears a comedy sailor 
outfit, carrying a hot water bottle for 
a purse. "Billy's Very Good to Me" 
1b the title, and it makes a great com- 
edy number. Still Miss Hite's own 
song would have gone better for a 
finale. Between the changes, differ- 
ent slides were thrown on a miniature 
sheet, showing the comedienne In the 
different characters she has made pop- 
ular. Mike also came in for a few 
pictures. Needless to say Miss Hite 
was a terrific hit. She must be any- 
where with her present songs and 
wardrobe. Wynn. 



Adler and Arllne. 

Imitations. 

13 Mins.; One. 

American. 

Adler and Arline have a novel way 
of introducing a sound imitation. The 
girl, after singing a song alone, an- 
nounces her partner will not be able 
to appear, also stating she Is a hypno- 
tist, and asks for subjects from the 
audience. A "plant," besides her 
partner, is used. The preliminary 
comedy with her two subjects gets 
some very good laughs. By dismiss- 
ing the plant, the real fellow Is left 
on the stage. She hypnotizes him into 
giving all of the usual imitations in 
the sound line. He is clever at this 
work. The way in which the act 
is done places It above any of the 
similar turn style of work. Jess. 



Stewart and Alexandria. 
* 'Broadway Loves** (Comedy). 
21 Mlns.; Full Stage (Interior). 
Fifth Avenue. 

Stewart and Alexandria are a "sis- 
ter" team. In attempting to put over 
a sketch they have gone out of the 
ordinary run of things, and have also 
undertaken a difficult task. The story 
of the piece Is not unusual, nor Is the 
playing, but one or two of the ideas, 
which the young women have evoked, 
are. The two girls from the story, 
(they do not mention it) are chorus 
girls in a Broadway musical show. 
One is understudy for the prima 
donna, placed there through a "pull." 
The understudy is madly in love. The 
older and wiser of the two pooh poohs 
it; tries to tell the younger that the 
lover's methods are not the proper 
sort, for a man whose Intentions are 
serious. The younger girl refuses to 
listen. When the name of the lover 
is disclosed, it is none other than the 
former husband of the older girl, who 
was ruined and deserted by the man. 
The younger needs no further info. 
She gives up her John right away. 
There is bright Broadway patter 
spread through the playlet, which the 
older girl Is unable to get the most 
out of, although it is doubtful if the 
piece would be worth while without a 
good song or two interpolated. Each 
of the young women sing a song, 
but neither gets very far. The 
younger girl's giggling is nerve-rack- 
ing. It occurs quite often. It is bard 
to arouse any sympathy for a poor 
chorus girl who gets up at six in the 
evening, with a beautiful gown on 
and a charming hold over. They 
speak about going to Child's for lunch. 
If their $1,000 worth of clothing ever 
blew into Child's, they would start a 
panic In the place. Stewart and Alex- 
andria were on third at the Fifth 
Avenue. Before a light holiday mati- 
nee crowd, they did fairly well. 

Dash. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate 

Attractlona In New York 

Theatres 



King Bros. 

Acrobatic. 

Mins.; Two. 

Fifth Avenue. 

King Bros., through the ability of 
the top mounter, are able to turn off 
a few new tricks in hand-to-hand 
work. The brothers in dress and 
style follow the Belleclalrs, although 
lacking the showmanship of Bennle 
Belleclair. The Kings however are 
presenting their specialty in good 
style. Both boys have a fine appear- 
ance, the top mounter appearing to be 
the heavier of the two. A good rou- 
tine, run off in rapid style in the open- 
ing position secured a hearty endorse- 
ment of the Fifth Avenue audience. 
This endorsement came before the ' 
final trick, a leap over four chairs and 
a table into a hand-to-hand balance, 
with the understander ly'ng on the 
floor. It is a good trick, showy, diffi- 
cult, and on the level all the way. 
The leap Is made through a paper 
hoop. Three attempts were necessary 
before the feat was accomplished. The 
King Bros, will be able to hold the 
same position they are Occupying this 
week on any of the big bills. In 
some they will fit the closing position 
„ nicely. Dash. 



"The Fascinating Widow** (Julian El- 
tinge), Liberty. 

"Paasers-By," Criterion. 

"A Man of Honor** (Edmund Breese), 
Weber's. 

"Pinafore'* (revival), Casino. 

"Speed** (Orrin Johnson), Comedy 
(Sept. 9). 

Joe. Hart's Co. (22). 
"Everywlfe" (Symbolical playlet). 
38 Mlns.; One, Three, Two, One, Four, 

One, Three. 
Orpheum. 

"Everywlfe," by Geo. V. Hobart, 
will either be a phenomenal success 
in vaudeville, playing extended en- 
gagements in all the important houses 
on the "big time," or it won't do at 
all. To those who have never seen 
"Everywoman," It will be a revelation, 
and if they are numerous enough, 
"Everywlfe" will establish itself at 
once as a Twentieth Century head- 
iner. "Everywlfe" is a tabloid ver- 
sion of "Everywoman," following very 
closely the more extended presentment 
of Mr. Savage's. The only thing about 
It that could possibly be construed as 
a travesty on its larger predecessor 
is in the substitution of a black-faced 
comedian for the cowl-clad Nobody. 
In "Everywoman" the theme is sym- 
bolic of the life of the average woman, 
while in "Everywlfe" it is confined to 
the mundane existence of the average 
woman during her period of wifehood. 
The playlet was shown in New York 
as a portion of the "Follies" through- 
out the summer, and previously was 
a Lambs Gambol hit. Monday after- 
noon at the Orpheum it made Its 
vaudeville debut before a holiday au- 
dience who were not quite certain 
whether to regard it as a serious moral 
lesson or an out-and-out burlesque. 
At times they laughed in the wrong 
places, and in spots squirmed about 
in their seats as if they were flounder- 
ing mentally. As before remarked, 
"Everywlfe" either will or won't be 
a big novelty for vaudeville. Jolo. 



Mme. Chung and Chinese Actors 
"Mariage de Petale de Rose.** 
Olympla, Paris. 

In the new program at the Olympia 
is the well known Chinese actress Mme. 
Chung, with her troupe in a Chinese 
play not precisely clear, and far too 
long for what there is in it. The 
program indicated the dances were 
regulated by Loie Fuller, but I failed 
to notice any terpsichorean effort. 
That may have been owing to my lack 
of knowledge of Chinese. But what 
pleased were some luminous effects, 
and this may have been Intended as 
a sort of "Dance of the Seven Veils" 
thrown into one. A strong spot linht 
is projected through a glass aperture 
in the stage. Over this four actors 
shake an Immense piece of white 
gauze, each holding a corner. When 
the gauze slowly descends the a<"t"rs 
again start the waving movement, jind 
it refloats into the air, another c > (, r 
or design being projected. This < in 
be kept going as long as tl'o audieme 
will stand for it. n'c» 



VARIETY 



17 



Carter De Haven. 

Songs. 

29 Mills. ; Four (Special Set). 

HamroerstebVs. 

It needed the sixth ("coon") song 
(and an encore number) in Carter De 
Haven's repertoire to bring the real 
burst of applause everyone had been 
looking for from the moment Mr. De 
Haven started his new act as Hammer- 
stein's Monday evening. The setting 
is one in use before by Mr. De Haven, 
including the dressing room back- 
ground, where the changes of costume 
are made by the young man. In ad- 
dition a couple of colored boys place 
the cards on easels, announcing the 
numbers sung. With velvet hangings, 
and the other embellishments, not 
overlooking an accompanist at the 
piano, Mr. De Haven, also with his 
personal aid, gives an air of class to 
the turn that did and will do a lot for 
it. His present numbers contain noth- 
ing that strikes home until Mr. De 
Haven puts over the song with the 
southern dialect, singing it exception- 
ally well, so much so he should have 
another "coon" song In his list. In 
two or three of the selections, Mr. De 
Haven dances after singing one verse. 
This takes away from his best dance, 
following "The Midnight Crew," the 
only reminder of other times in the 
act. The young man reproduces "In 
a Taxi Cab," with a taxi on the stage. 
Opening with a "girl" song and 
dance, Mr. De Haven then sang "I 
Took her Out to Sea," following 
with the taxi number, after which 
came a "kid" song, called "If I Was 
a Little Bit Older," with "The Mid- 
night Crew" the fifth, for which Mr. 
De Haven returned in the evening 
dress he had first appeared in, when 
making a little speech to the audience, 
saying he hoped they would like him, 
as he might then sing eight or ten 
songs. As he only sang six, Mr. De 
Haven placed the figure a little too 
high. He dressed nicely for each 
song, making the best change for the 
"kid," although his entrance In this 
in a little express and pony wagon all 
doubled up in the cramped position, 
didn't help the number. His taxi song 
is the best for lyrics, and the "coon" 
for melody. The first sung is superior 
to any of the others, excepting those 
two. The pianist is billed as Herr 
Arthur H. Gutman. He was so pain- 
fully straight in his selections, with 
a make up suggesting a count in 
a moving picture, that, though filling 
up the stage picture while Mr. De 
Haven changed clothes in view of the 
audience, Herr Guttman did little else 
to improve the act. Nor did he and 
Mr. De Haven seem to have thorough- 
ly rehearsed. Mr. De Haven is popu- 
lar with the women. They like him 
and his style, per the remark of the 
young woman behind the Hammerstein 
figar counter, Margaret by name. She 
said "Isn't De Haven fine. I think 
he is great" — and Margaret has seen 
them all. Sitne. 



Jules M07. 
Piano-Act. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Foiiee Bergere. 

Jules Moy, termed among other 
things by James J. Morton at the Fol- 
ies Bergere Cabaret show, Monday 
evening, as a "Parisian Eccentrique," 
is a pianist, who plays little but panto- 
mimes much, while seated at the in- 
strument. Mr. Moy is a Frenchman. 
He has appeared at the Hippodrome, 
London. Mr. Moy announced he 
would give an imitation of a stage 
manager. After that was over with, 
he proclaimed an imitation of a ballet 
master, and after that, he did some- 
thing else, all of which used up ten 
minutes. Since Mr. Moy did it, he 
must have known what he was doing. 
Jules Moy is so little fitted for America 
that it is shameful he should have 
been brought over here. At the res- 
taurant-theatre, the Frenchman never 
had the attention of the auditors, who 
turned in their seats for neighborly 
conversation. In a regular vaudeville 
house, the curtain would have dropped 
on him during the first number. Not 
since the days of Dale and O'Malley 
or the Six Brothers Luck has the 
equal of Mr. Moy as a foreign act 
dropped into New York. A man of 
over fifty, who does not wear a wig to 
disguise his age or baldness, Mr. Moy 
would be at first selected as a private 
entertainer in his home town. Then 
he would have to appear before 
friends. At least that would be the 
American opinion, although the 
Frenchman is said to be something of 
a comedian in his own country. It is 
also of record that he distinctly scored 
with nearly the same act at the Hip- 
podrome, London. Sitne. 



TWO MORE HART ACTS. 

During September, Jos. Hart will 
launch two more vaudeville acts on 
the market. One will be "The Great 
Temptation," with twelve people. The 
other has Digby Bell in "The Days of 
Dexter." 



BJscanex. 

Female Impersonator. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Admitting that Biscauex is little be- 
yond a novice in stage experience, and 
with a world to learn about making 
himself up for an impersonation of 
the female, yet this young man has 
one Idea that should be well worth 
developing. After appearing as a 
woman in two "straight" songs he 
does poorly with, because of an un- 
trained voice (vocally or for imperso- 
nations), he dons man's evening dress 
for a male impersonation, thereby be- 
coming a female impersonator attempt- 
ing a male impersonation. If this has 
been done before, it is not within 
memory. Biscauex takes the male im- 
personation best of all, and still he 
lacks the same things. The male 
impersonation idea looks good 
enough for Biscauex to build up 
his act entirely upon this, after first 
coming before the curtain in woman's 
dress. His facial make up, wig, dress, 
in fact everything about him is wrong. 
He should place himself under compe- 
tent instruction, or work along slowly 
on the "small time," unless he might 
find that the male Impersonation 
would quickly carry him onward. Then 
he should pay someone to teach him 
quickly. The disclosure by removing 
the wig after the male impersonation 
did not at all convince the audience 
he was a man. It left them in doubt, 
and this perplexed condition seemed 
to be for his advantage in applause. 

Rimr 



Dick Crollus and Go. (4). 
'"Shorty's Revelation** (Comedy). 
25 Mins.; Four (Special Set). 
Murray Hill (Sept. 8). 

"Shorty's Revelation" is perhaps a 
sequel to Mr. Crollus' other piece, 
"Shorty." In this Mr. Crollus con- 
tinues his slangy character, with a 
story to carry It along. "Shorty" (Mr. 
Crollus) has a sister, Liz, and a 
chum, Butts Fagan. Butts is also in 
love with Liz. He Is a school day 
sweetheart of hers. Lord Fitznoodle 
appears, after the $200,000 he has 
heard "Shorty" is worth. By imper- 
sonating the Lord, Butts disgusts Liz, 
but is discovered in the deception. 
Shorty convinces his sister that the 
Lord is after her coin, by pretending 
he has gone broke. Butts and Liz are 
happy as the bell rings for the cur- 
tain. The plot is familiar enough but 
furnishes a nice reason for Shorty's 
slang. Mr. Crollus and his race track 
tout talk are what there may be to 
the act. The sketch as seen at the 
Murray Hill might be Improved in 
each of the characters, excepting 
Shorty and the butler. It could also 
be condensed to twenty minutes, with 
even more slang Injected. The more 
the better. It Is going to make a 
good comedy act. Bime. 



Brothers Mlrano. 

Equilibrists. 

5 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Hippodrome. 

The feats performed by all top- 
mounters in "perch" acts are practi- 
cally the same. This one does not 
differ from the others, yet there is a 
vast difference in the acts, in that the 
pole used is over 30 feet long, render- 
ing it impractical for anything but a 
circus or out-door entertainment. The 
novelty of this presentment, however, 
ie the flexibility of the pole, which 
bends to an angle of about 45 degrees 
a number of times. The kind ap- 
plause, flag waving finish, was inevi- 
table. Jolo. 



Mile. Athena. 
Oriental Dancer. 
3 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Hippodrome. 

The name under which this woman 
is appearing at the Hippodrome may 
be "phony," but that does not alter 
the fact that she is some "Cooch" 
person. She did her specialty in the 
"Garden of the Vizier's Harem," to 
lend atmosphere to a slave mart. It 
is a pity that the magnitude of the 
6how would not permit of Mile. Athena 
slipping over more of her terpsichorean 
gyrations. She is voluptuous, grace- 
ful, alluring and bovinely comely — 
but not vulgar. Jolo. 



Woodford Statue Dogs. 

Poses. 

12 Mins.; Two. 

American. 

Two dogs and a man pose in a 
frame, during which is pantomimlcally 
told a story of a hunt. The dogs are 
of the hunting type, both pure white, 
the man taking that color and all 
posing in front of a dark back-ground. 
The pictures are well dono. The dogs 
are motionless until they leave the 
frame. The act will do for any bill 
in the proper position. J 688. 



Melanl Opera Co. (10). 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Murray Hill (Sept. 8). 

The Melanl Opera Company is a 
pretentious number, musically and 
scenlcally. It will require but a short 
while for the organization to prepare 
itself to reach the desirable act point. 
Among the ten people are five prin- 
cipals. Three are musicians, Mr. Me- 
lanl playing the violin, another the 
accord eon, while the other twangs the 
guitar. Of the ten, two are women, 
one rather buxom, and of good voice, 
with a liveliness seldom found in fe- 
male singers of the classics. ftthe 
second soprano Is somewhat shrill. 
Prominent among the group is a bass. 
One of the former Fontaboni Bros.' 
acts is there. What Mr. Melanl has to 
guard against Is too many solos, or, 
in fact, more than one solo that does 
not dissolve itself into an ensemble 
number. There is strength and volume 
in the Melanl company. That may be 
best put to use in ensembles. Solos 
are superfluous. The setting is very 
pretty, with costuming bright and at- 
tractive, which, with the best choice 
of selections, will make the Melanl 
company a contender for vaudeville's 
singing honors. 8ime. 



Kate Ellnore and Sam Williams. 
"The Parson and Cook" (Comedy). 
15 Mins.; One. 
Brighton Theatre. 

Kate Ellnore when first appearing in 
this new act delivers her usual mono- 
log, and, as usual, it is very funny. 
There Is a little story that goes with 
the latest. Miss Ellnore Is a cook look- 
ing for a husband. Sam Williams is 
a parson looking for a cook. The 
comedy indulged in is built upon this. 
It leads up to a series of epigrams, 
first quoted by Mr. Williams, and 
then mutilated by Miss Ellnore. Dur- 
ing the talk, Miss Ellnore makes a 
complete change from her comedy 
costume to a very funny wedding 
dress, without leaving the stage. The 
act has plenty of fun and but needs 
a little quickening In the action, when 
the couple are on the stage together. 
This is the first week in a regular 
house for the new turn. Je»» 



Anna Whitney. 

Songs. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Murray Hill (Sept. 3). 

Anna Whitney is a pleasant looking 
girl, with rather a nice voice for 
vaudeville's "small time." It is 
doubtful Just how far Miss Whitney 
can progress on the "small time" even, 
with the repertoire of selections in 
use last Sunday. "Voice" won't do 
for her what "rags" and "Wops" songs 
have done for others, who had noth- 
ing more than an "O. K." from a 
music publisher to start with. 

8inw. 



Adams and Du Ross. 

Black-Face. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Two boys, good dancers, the come- 
dian especially so, with an eccentric 
dance. During the greater part of 
the act, the boys talk. This patter 
is quite old, leaving the dancing as 
the only reason. They should make 
a steady small time act ,/««. 

(ContHiuod or pair* 1 'Jfii 



I* 



VARIETY 



THE LITTLEST REBEL 



THE RED WIDOW 



Chicago. Sept. 6. 

"The Littlest Rebel," Edward 

'I'eple's latest effort, with William and 

Dustin Farnum carrying the bulk of 

the incandescents, went over with a 

terrific crash last Saturday, nicely aid- 
ed by a score or more repeating rifles, 
a couple of gattling guns and a few 
cannon, not to mention several swords 
and the other accoutrements that play 
important parts in times of war. When 
the smoke of battle had cleared, the 
atmosphere emphatically decided the 
new A. H. Woods show a great big 
hit from every viewpoint. 

"The Littlest Rebel" is unquestion- 
ably melodramatic, but Edgar Mac- 
Gregor, who produced the play, has 
eliminated whatever coarseness there 
might have been, and successfully 
blended the book into a classic. At 
times the audience were moved to 
tears, while at other times were on 
the cheering point, but throughout the 
entire performance the overpacked 
houseful carried that satisfied and 
pleased appearance. 

The theme may have been based on 
an incident of the civil war. It tells 
a complete story of the rebellion with- 
out favoring either side. Those in 
the audience whose sympathies in 
those days may have been with the 
North had their turn to cheer, as did 
those who may have left their hearts 
below the Dixie line. At the close of 
the story, both the North and the 
South have thoroughly vindicated 
themselves. 

While the producers give the stellar 
honors to Dustin and William Farnum, 
there were several others who carried 
the house with them, especially Mary 
Miles Minter, a miss of sixteen, who 
essays the title role (a child of seven, 
the daughter of Captain Cary (Wil- 
liam Farnum) a Confederate scout). 
His brother (Dustin) is Lieut. Col. 
Morrison of the North. The little 
daughter of the South walked away 
with all honors. The co-stars trailed 
closely behind. The child swayed the 
audience at her will, and still never 
stepped out of the character. Her 
performance was truly wonderful. 

The Brothers Farnum. were never 
better but the bulk of the work fell 
on Miss Minter. Present at all times 
and working equally well with either 
brother, the cred't naturally fell her 
way. Percy llaswe'll playing mother 
to the littlest rebel scored a large in- 
dividual hit, but the author unfortu- 
nately found it necessary to kill her 
6ff in the first act, leaving the female 
department to little Miss Minter for 
the remainder of the evening. 

The plot says Captain Cary, a Con- 
federate scout, had been worrying the 
Cnion army. His wife and child are 
about destitute as a result of the war, 
but he occassionally slips through the 
Federal linos to cheer them up, and 
bring news of the fighting. The finale 
of the first act sees Lieut. Col. Morri- 
son on tiio scene, when a detachment 
of liis •■rMnpany, detailed to look 
around tho Cary home for the scout, 
becomes ratb«r boisterous. An over- 
iilcoholcl st-rt'eant of Morrison's com- 
mand is rude and insulting. The 



Lieut. Col. drops in Just in time to 
witness his sergeant's actions. He 
orders him under arrest. After com- 
pleting the search, Morrison is about 
to leave the premises when flames 
burst from the house. Through the 
smoke staggers the Incendiary, none 
ether than the supposedly arrested 
sergeant. After hastily satisfying him- 
self of the man's guilt and identity, 
Morrison shoots him dead. The fire 
makes a realistic closer for the first 
session and stirred the audience up to 
calling for the author. Mr. Peple ap- 
peared and in a few words thanked 
his listeners, placing all the blame on 
Mr. Woods. 

The second scene is a room in an 
overseer's cabin. Little Miss Minter 
is keeping house alone. Her father 
gets through the Federal lines again, 
this time with the aid of a blue uni- 
form. While with his child, the 
Union forces arrive and make a fruit- 
less search for the scout, hidden in 
the loft. After a short conversation 
with the child, Morrison finally dis- 
covers the whereabouts of the rebel 
scout, and In a strong scene between 
both men and the child, the Lieut. Col. 
releases the prisoner, also providing 
his daughter with a pass for herself 
and escort through the Federal lines. 
The third scene is at the* roadside, 
on the outskirts of Richmond. Father 
and child are on their way to the Con- 
federate camp when overtaken by 
Union soldiers in charge of the brother 
of the sergeant whom Morrison killed 
in the first act. Recognizing the pair 
he makes them prisoners. During the 
action here, the proceedings are In- 
terrupted by a battle scene. It must 
be admitted that Mr. MacGregor has 
surpassed all the previous efforts of 
his competitors in this line, when he 
staged the skirmish in "The Littlest 
Rebel." 

As the Confederate forces were 
about to rout the enemy, Cary, in Irs 
Union uniform, blocked his own com- 
mander in an attempt to kill Morri- 
son, the move resulting in what looked 
like a fatal wound. This turned the 
tide of battle, and when the Union 
army had won the day, Morrison and 
Cary were taken prisoners. 

The fourth and final s c ene shows 
a room In a Colonial mans'on, the 
headquarters of General Grant. Al- 
though the two men had been pre- 
viously court-martialed and sentenced 
to death, (one as a traitor, the other 
a spy) General Grant is moved by the 
plea of Morrison's aide, (Roy Gordon) 
and the excellent acting of little Miss 
Minter. He discusses both cases, 
sending Morrison back to his com- 
mand, and Cary to the Confederate 
headquarters. 

George Thatcher, an old minstrel 
favorite, held down the character of 
Gary's slave. Never before in his life, 
has. Thatcher performed as he did the 
opening night of this new piece. Mr. 
Thatcher was perfect in the role, and 
his work was happily flavored with 
pathos and comedy. He ran with the 
topliners in the production. Mack, 
as the General, was very good. Sev- 
eral others did well under the surface, 
but to little Miss Mirrter, the Farnum 



Boston, Sept. 6. 

Raymond Hitchcock made his Ini- 
tial entrance Saturday night, in his 
new show, "The Red Widow," at the 
Colonial, to the strains of "I Am the 
Man Who Owns Broadway." When 
the curtain fell at the close of the 
show, he owned the town. 

Mr. Hitchcock was never funnier 
during his theatrical existence. The 
play which has a real honest-to-good- 
ness plot, is crammed full of likeable 
musical numbers. The scenic effects 
and costumes are very fine, and the 
surrounding company is immense. 
This three act musical play shows for 
the first act the foyer of the Alcazar 
Music Hall, London, with the stage in 
miniature in the foreground. The 
audience (chorus people) seated with 
their backs to the auditorium, are lis- 
tening to a sweet voice singing, "I 
Love You, Dear," which is the big hit 
of "The Red Widow," and deserves to 
be. 

Raymond Hitchcock makes hjs en- 
trance after the second musical num- 
ber and the reception that he received 
undoubtedly made him feel good. He 
surely knew that he was among 
friends. Hitchcock, as "Cicero Han- 
nibal Butts," manufacturer of corsets 
and Colonel in the New York State 
National Guard, stationed at Yonkers, 
told all about himself, in the Intro- 
ductory song, "I'm a Wonderful Man 
From Yonkers." 

Sophye Barnard, as "The Red Wid- 
ow," wearing costumes of a lurid 
shade, looked the part of a Russian 
nihilistic leader. Plenty of snap and 
go to her work gained for her ap- 
plause that called for many encores. 
For that matter every number In the 
show was encored. Gertrude Van- 
derbilt, as "Yvette" a dancer, engaged 
to marry Oswald Butts. (Harry 
Clarke), does some strenuous dancing 
with her song, "Never Mind Singing, 
— Just Dance, My Dear." Her second 
song in the first act, a duet with Os- 
wald, "We Will Go, Go All Aglow to 
Gogo," is a good number. 

The plot of the musical play is fol- 
lowed closely throughout. "Cicero 
Hannibal Butts" (Hitchcock) is in 
London, with his wife (Jean New- 
combe), who Is an ardent suffragist. 
They are supposed to continue their 
journey to Russia, but at the last 
moment, Mrs. Butts receives an invi- 
tation to lead more suffragists in a 
demonstration on the House of Par- 
liament. It Is at this point that 
"Anna Varvara," known to the Rus- 
sian secret police as "The Red Wid- 
ow," overhears, Mrs. Butts' declara- 

brothers, Miss Haswell, Messrs. That- 
cher and Mack got the big honors. 

The scenery is one of the features, 
running second only to the cast. 

Mr. Peple has given the profession 
a great war play and one that should 
live long. 

Unless all signs fail, the show is 
going to be a big winner at the Olym- 
pic, where Manager George Kingsbury 
has some box office statements from 
shows in the near past, that could 
compete with the daily balance sheet 
of a national bank. Wj/nn. 



tlon that she is going to stay behind 
"The Red Widow," with her good 
looks and wiles, subjects Butts to the 
dangers of being mixed up In mat- 
ters that are hazardous in Russia. Sho 
persuades him to allow her to cross 
the frontier as Mrs. Butts. He, will- 
ing to help a lady in distress, has 
considerable opportunity for comedy 
situations while trying, to avoid trou- 
ble with the authorities. He has near- 
ly all the comedy situations to him- 
self. 

The second act, a private parlor In 
the Hotel De l'Europe, In St. Peters- 
burg, is very "comfy" and attractive. 
Hitchcock has a chance in this act 
for the song, "I Snail Never Look at 
a Pretty Girl Again.' In this number, 
five show girls, stunningly gowned, 
cross the stage, stopping long enough 
in their stroll, to flirt with "Butts" 
and trim him for something. 

All through the score, a strain of 
the song hit is flashed, and in the 
second act, "The Red Widow" and 
Captain Romanoff (Theodore Martin) 
sing, "I Love You, Dear," as a duet. 
The audience hum it with them. 

The third act with the scene show- 
ing the Winter Palace at St. Peters- 
burg, by night, with the annual white 
fete in progress, is a dream in white 
and gold. 

At the close of the second act, 
Hitchcock was called on for a speech 
and responded with a scream. Messrs. 
Cohan and Harris were there for the 
opening. Flora Zabell (^frs. Hitch- 
cock) was also present. She was gown- 
ed in a glaring yellow "harem" cut 
rather low, and wore a rich red toque. 
In going to and from her seat, 'way 
down front, she received her share of 
attention, even though she was not in 
the cast. 

At no time did Hitchcock take all 
the applause to himself. At every 
opportunity, he shared it with some 
other members of the company. There 
were flowers galore. Two enormous 
standing pieces were on exhibition in 
the foyer, that had been sent to Miss 
Vanderbllt, and a large basket was 
passed over the footlights to "The Red 
Widow." The show will stay here In- 
definitely. To judge from the open- 
ing night, it might finish out the sea- 
son. Raymond Hitchcock and "The 
Red Widow" are a fine pair. 

The book and lyrics are by Chan- 
ning Pollock and Rennold Wolf 
Charles J. Gebest is responsible for 
the score. Frederick G. Latham was 
responsible for the production; James 
Gorman staged the ballet and march 
numbers; and Cohan & Harris put out 
all the money. They will get It back 
and some. more besides. Qnoltz. 



ATTACHES FOR $15,000 SALARY. 

Boston. Sept. 6. 
Lotta Crabtree has been sued for 
$15,000 by James A. Watson, of West 
Roxbury, who was former president <■<* 
the Savoy theatre and Hotel Brewster 
corporations. Miss Crabtree is the 
owner of these properties. Mr. W«r- 
son claims that his salary has not be» > 
paid him. An attachment has be« i 
placed against the property. Mi 
Crabtree is very wealthy. 



VARIETY 



19 



, MISS JACK. 

The orchestra at the Herald Square 
saves "Miss Jack" from doing a triple 
somersault, but even that goodly col- 
lection of musicians could not save the 
Miss from doing a double, and landing 
upside down. 

Had the Shuberts been contented 
to keep the Impersonator show en the 
road, and trade upon the reputation 
Julian Eltinge picked up with his 
piece last season, the troupe might 
have made money for the star and 
management. 

A desire to beat Eltinge into New 
York, however, placed "Miss Jack" at 
the Herald Square when there wasn't 
a chance in the world for the piece 
on Broadway at $2. 

it is too ridiculous to go into de- 
tails regarding the cheap equipment 
with which the show has been fur- 
nished, and quite as ridiculous to 
imagine the Shuberts had any idea 
this show could possibly get over. The 
only solution is that the show was 
thrown on Broadway for no other pur- 
pose than to try and take the edge 
off the Eltinge production, due at the 
Liberty next Monday. 

Bothwell Browne is the star of 
"Miss Jack." Around him everything 
rotates. Mr. Browne did quite a good 
female impersonating specialty in 
vaudeville. , When all is over with 

"Miss Jack," he will have at least 
enough new material to offer an en- 
tirely new specialty that will again 
place him on the big time. 

Mark E. Swan wrote the lyrics of 
"Miss Jack." Mark doesn't gain dis- 
tinction, either. The story is of a col- 
lege boy who becomes imprisoned in 
a young ladies' seminary. One of the 
girls has lately run away. The college 
boy (Bothwell Browne) makes up as 
the runaway, and so carries the char- 
acter through three acts without re- 
turning to the male role again. Even 
at the finale Browne does not unwig. 
William Frederic Peters wrote the 
score, and has done somewhat better 
than the others, although there is 
nothing to boast of in the selections. 
A couple of numbers loom up. That's 
about all. "The Fencing Girl" with 
Browne at the head (and at his best) 
is far and away the best thing in the 
phow. The snake dance has been well 
staged and is excellently done but in 
this as well as in other parts of the 
fchow the female impersonation rather 
offends. Mr. Browne in vaudeville 
was never offensive. It must be the 
aiirroundings and the girlish atmos- 
phere that makes it so now. The ef- 
fect upon the audience, not a large 
() ne, was readily apparent. Mr. Browne 
wears several stunning gowns during 
the piece, which look like a million 
fiollars* worth alongside of the cheap 
attire of the choristers. 

The only principal aside of the star 
to show at all was Suzanne Kocam- 
mora, a cute, winsome little girl w'th 
a bully singing voice. She was alone 
in her endeavor to make things move 
and tried to Send her spirit of happi- 



SNOBS. 

Henry B. Harris is 'essaying the 
doubly impossible geometrical theorem 
of presenting a pulchritudinous indi- 
vidual in a very, very bad play, sup- 
ported by a cast equally lacking in 
merit. 

"Snobs" is the name of the piece 
at the Hudson. The star is Frank 
Mclntyre. Author, George Bronson- 
Howard. Plot, a big fellow (Mcln- 
tyre) has been driving a milk wagon 
for years prior to the opening of the 
piece. He has a friend, a furnace 
tender in a foundry whose ambition 
it is to shine in "society," having im- 
bibed a lot of romantic twaddle 
through the medium of current lit- 
erature. In comes a lawyer and noti- 
fies the driver he is in reality the pos- 
sessor of more titles than any peer in 
England, and an inheritance equiva- 
lent to $70,000,000. The driver pre- 
tends he isn't the duke, and that his 
friend the furnace tender is the lucky 
chap. Furnace tender proposes mar- 
riage to a society girl in the belief she 
loves him for himself. When the girl 
discovers that he isn't the heir, she 
"chucks" him, whereupon furnace ten- 
der wallops the lawyer over the head 
with a cane. Meantime, driver loves 
a cute little girl, the daughter of a 
man who made a fortune manufactur- 
ing pickles and other condiments. The 
girl says she will marry a man who 
can give her a thrill. When furnace 
tender plunks the chap, driver is ac- 
cused of the assault. An officer at- 
tempts to place him under arrest, 
brandishing a revolver threateningly. 
Driver just goes up to the copper, 
takes the gun away and walks the 
policeman out of doors. He comes 
back in a second and the pickle man's 
daughter is his'n. 

The only thing resembling a piece 
of legitimate acting was the role of 
the furnace tender, played by Regan 
Hughston. The others looked as if 
they had been recruited from the 
actors' freshman class. 

Mr. Harris may safely go ahead 
upon his plan to bring "The Arab" 
(now in Philadelphia) into the Hud- 
son. That was contingent upon 
"Snobs" falling down. It has fallen, 
and "Snobs" is a strong contender for 
ilrst honors in the bloomer group. 

Jolo. 



ness over the footlights, but it couldn't 
be done. 

The comedy of the show simply 
isn't. James B. Carson is a Dutch 
professor, supposedly comic. But Mr. 
Carson, who knows the character, can- 
not beat the material. Other prin- 
cipals flit on and off, each leading a 
number in turn, and retiring to be 
forgotten. 

"Miss Jack" if rewritten with the 
comedy roughened up might be a good 
show for the "pop" houses. Aside 
Jroni that it is useless. After Mr. 
Iirowne makes his first change, the 
novelty (the only asset of the piece) 
is gone. Then "Miss Jack" wanders 
through a couple of hours slowly to 
a sure death. Dash. 



MAGGIE PEPPER. 

"MaggHe Pepper" is hot stuff. From 
the very moment Rose Stahl turns her 
slang loose in the first act until she 
succumbs to Cupid at the finish, this 
pepper gets right to you. But in other 
hands, the pepper wouldn't be bo 
strong. 

Miss Stahl has been wrapped up in 
a slangy cloak so long that an audi- 
ence wouldn't know how to receive her 
in any other role. Her wonderful pop- 
ularity will remain with Maggie Pep- 
per. 

Some will not like the touch of the 
melodramatic in the Maggie show at 

1 be Harris, but one can't dodge the 
genuineness of the comedy, especially 
in the first act. 

There are many bright squibs — 
shafts of humor that penetrate; but 
the flow of the comedy in the opening 
scene makes it rather hard for the 
remaining acts to stand up, which 
probably accounts for more attention 
being paid to the dramatic scenes and 
dialog which follow. 

Maggie is one of those hard-work- 
ing girls whose stick-to-it-ive-ness and 
nurtured ambition to rise through 
faithful duty finds her asking for the 
job of buyer, at the opening of the 
Charles Klein play. John Hargen 
(Grant Stewart), general manager of 
Holbrook & Co.'s department store, 
sees that Maggie gets her notice. 

Joe Holbrook (Frederick Truesdell) 
returns from a prolonged spree abroad 
to take full charge. Hargen's niece, 
Ethel (Jeanette Horton) is Joe's 
promised wife. Joe meanders through 
the store, getting acquainted. He meets 
Kobe. In the exchange of words, Rose 
is complete mistress. Joe. receives 
some red-hot tips as how the store 
would succeed. He leaves the stock 
room, dropping his card before Rose 
on the way out. She is amazed. Mean- 
while, Mrs. Thatcher (Eleanor Daw- 
son), the store detective, is on trail 
of Ada Darkin (Beverly Sitgreaves) 
and Zaza (Beatrice Prentice), shop- 
lifters. Zaza is none other than Mar- 
gery Pepper, daughter of Maggie's 
brother Frank, a former husband ot 
Ada's. 

Maggie loves Margery, and saves 
her from being taken away. James 
Darkin (J. Harry Benrimo), Ada's 
present husband, is the chief trouble- 
maker, lie blackmails Maggie, and 
later, when Maggie would make a new 
woman out of Ada. he conies to her 
apartments, where Joe Holbrook had 
previously appeared in an intoxicated 
state to ask Maggie to marry him. In 
a scuffle off stage, he shoots Holbrook. 

Joe is cared for in Maggie's apart- 
ments. Ten days elapse without Joe's 
tiie'i'ls knowing where he has gone. 
Suicide is hinted on the finding of an- 
other body. A reward of $1,000 has 
"been offered by Hargen for news of 
.1 h 's whereabouts. Maggie plans to 
seii.1 Joe back to Ethel the day he is 
able to leave, tipping Mrs. Thatcher 
off before police detectives round him 
up. All ends well. 

A lot of comedy hinges on Lee Kohl- 
mar's Interpretation of Jake Roths- 
child, the crafty salesman, who always 
bobs up in time to furnish fun for the 



OLYMPIA, PARIS. 

Paris, Aug. 25. 

Jacques Charles, the new manager 
of the Olympia, recruited a fine pro- 
gram of new acts (for this city) for 
the opening Aug. 23. 

It is a straight vaudeville show, 
with plenty of variety, none of the 
acts clashing. 

The numbers which elicited the 
most genuine applause were Marshal 
Montgomery and the Strength Broth- 
ers, the former doing extremely well, 
for ventriloquists in Paris have hith- 
erto failed to hold attention. Apart 
from the fact that Montgomery does 
some of his patter in French, he as- 
tonished the critical first-nighters at 
the Olympia. The Strength Brothers, 
besides doing some serious work as 
equilibrists have a touch of comedy 
which pleases, and this was one of 
the reasons for their fine reception. 

The Berg Brothers likewise intro- 
duce some amusing tricks into their 
clever serio-comic cycling act, and also 
came in for a fair share of applause. 
Allan Shaw as a coin manipulator 
made extremely good, and this in spite 
of the number of other similar per- 
formances seen in Paris last season — 
but few can touch Shaw. The Three 
Ernests, comic barrists, using a spring 
board,, reminded of the Morlsoff 
troupe, but they are billed as being 
direct from New York, and for the 
first time in France. In any event 
they pleased and cirused laughter. 

Bert Swan with his alligator (di- 
rect from Philadelphia) would have 
interested more if the act were short- 
ened or a little better comedy intro- 
duced. Swan really presents a swim- 
ming act, executing several clever 
feats in a tank, eating, drinking and 
picking up coins with his mouth. 

Romanoff, the Russian calculator, 
accepting problems in any language, 
is not a new comer here. Though a 
trifle long, his mathematical efforts 
interested, mainly from the fact that 
numerous foreigners give him dates 
and numbers in their own respective 
tongue. Arvi's mystery was unable 
to open on time (canceled later as 
reported by cable). 

Mme. Chung with her company of 
Chinese actors (New Acts). John 
Tiller's troupe of twelve in a dancing 
scene "Black and White" — because of 
the costumes and not the spirit — went 
nicely as the first number. A sketch 
by C. A. de Calllavet (all alone this 
time) entitled "L'Homme du Train," 
acted by L. Rozenberg, Uouthors and 
Mile. Walser, proved trivial and not 
worthy of this author. It might have 
been called "The Girl irt the Train" 
if the title were not appropriated. If 
you or 1 had written such a sketch, 
Mr. Charles would have smiled at our 
audacity in submitting it. Atv». 

audience. Kohlmar v part is impor- 
tant but he keeps it willrn hounds 
The remainder ot the company gives 
capable support. 

Big business should piv.ni a- ',)<>• 
Harris. Miss stahl ^ pe'--fh;i! popvi 
larity carl in itself almo.-" .•li.ii.niir a 
ruu in New York //•/. 



20 



VARIETY 



COLONIAL. 

Like moet of the New York thea- 
tres the Colonial got away to a rather 
light house Monday night. The upper 
floors were well filled but the down- 
stairs Bind the boxes were nothing like 
one would expect for an opening and 
a holiday. The Colonial has received a 
new carpet covering throughout and 
the stage floor seems to have been 
newly laid. Julius Lenzberg and his 
fourteen musicians are on the job, cel- 
ebrating the opening by taking an en- 
core on the overture selection, and 
also for some fancy playing of "Alex- 
ander's Ragtime Band" at intermis- 
sion. 

m 

The news that Nellie Revell sent 
forth through her press bureau re- 
garding the musicians remaining seat- 
ed through the entire performance was 
as anticipated, a false alarm. At the 
first opportunity there was a general 

exodus. '^ 

The show is a very good entertain- 
ment and gives value. The running 
speed is hurt only in one instance, 
down next to closing where Lester, a 
ventriloquist, was unable to follow the 
hits put over by Stepp, Mehllnger and 
King, and Chip and Marble, who fol- 
lowed in the order mentioned after 
the Interval. Lester after more than a 
year's absence from New York returns 
to town with his specialty without a 
change. There may have been an- 
other "Kiddo" or two introduced, but 
it was lack of class as well as the 
Americanisms in his speech that made 
Lester an ordinary turn at the Hippo- 
drome, London. It is going to be lack 
of the same thing and progresslveness 
that will put him in that category on 
this side, if he can't improve himself. 
Amelia Bingham holds top honors, 
and the closing first half position. 
Miss Bingham scored solidly. 'The 
star has surrounded herself with an 
excellent supporting company. Lloyd 
Bingham, not programed, and Miss 
Franklin winning honors. 

Mr. Chip and Miss Marble return 
with some inew material in their 
charming little Dutch playlet "In Old 
Edam." Several new comedy ideas 
have cropped out, and the cute little 
couple carried an enthusiastic audi- 
ence through a most enjoyable twenty 
minutes. 

Stepp, Mehllnger' and King opened 
after the intermission. The boys 
could not have done any better had ii 
been their first time over the circuit. 
The act remains the same in general, 
but a new song or two brightens it 
up. The old material was equally 
well-liked with the new. 

Musical Fredericks gave the pro- 
gram a fine send away. The music 
and the couple were well liked. The 
talk might be dropped, allowing the 
comedy to come from the playing. Miss 
Fredericks 1b an attractive miss. Her 
personality goes a long way toward 
the success of the offering. 

Barry and Wolford have a bunch of 
new matter every line hitting the high 
water mark. They were forced 
through their entire routine, and then 
called back for a few remarks. The 
reception given the old timer song at 



HIPPODROME 



A series of superb spectacles comes 
as near to describing the new Hippo- 
drome show as anything that could 
be written or said. The whole show 
is bo over-facing in the constantly 
changing pictures that it would be ab- 
solutely impossible for anyone, even 
the stage manager himself, to recall, 
without the aid of a program, all the 
scenes and their sequence. They com- 
prise an elaborated and detailed kalei- 
doscopic view of the world. Through- 
out It all there is a melodramatic 
story, necessarily elemental and "cut 
to cases" in the matter of dialog. The 
speeches are put over by the perform- 
ers In stentorian tones so that it Is 
unnecessary to refer to the synopsis 
on the program to find out what's 
doing. 

The plot is about an American mil- 
lionaire who pays a big price for one 
of the largest diamonds in the world. 
It Is delivered to him on the eve of 
his and his daughter's departure for 
a tour of the world in his private 
yacht, accompanied by a party of 
guests. Among the guests is an Bast 
Indian who recognizes the diamond 
as having been stolen from a Rajah 
in his native country by a band of 
robbers, the stone being known as The 
Star of India. The Indian informs "bis 
host that the jewel is sure to bring 
bad luck to its owner and urges him 
to dispose of it. 

The millionaire laughs at the warn- 
ing, but shortly afterward the young 
widow to whom he is engaged informs 
him that she has changed her mind. 
They board the yacht and sail for Eng- 
land where the millionaire's daughter 
(by a former wife of course) Is to be 
presented at court. There the dia- 
mond is stolen by some 'Costers, who 
escape to Switzerland. This necessi- 
tates a chase of the robbers all over 
the world, establishing a reasonably 
valid excuse for projecting the entire 
company into the scenes of the world 
until the diamond is recovered. 

The first scene is the millionaire's 
estate on the Hudson, the second 
shows his yacht in mid-ocean; num- 
ber three a garden party on the 
grounds outside Windsor Castle, Eng- 
land. Here comes a coster dance that 
is original and atmospheric. The 
next shift is to the Alps, Switzerland, 
giving one a view of the peasants, 
chamois hunters and a short session 
with the inevitable yodlers. 

Scene 5, Daybreak in the Desert, 
with the Sphinx in the background. A 
passing caravan is exhibited followed 
by a broadsword combat on horseback 
between representatives of two oppos- 

the finish received a neat acknowledg- 
ment from Mr. Barry. 

Salerno went through his excellent 
juggling routine to a high degree o 
enthusiasm. The Flying Martins, on 
after eleven — closing the show, just 
pulled them right out of their seats. 

Cooper and Robinson, "No 2," kept 
up the good work of the openers, and 
scored strongly. All unnecessary mat- 
ter has been ripped from the specialty, 
and the act stands with just the meat 
left. Doth. 



lng tribes, a very realistic affair with 
plenty of action. All start out in haste 
to avoid an approaching sandstorm, 
which overtakes them. This effect is 
one of the several "knock-outs" in the 
stupendous production. Scene 7 is 
the garden of the Vizier's Harem in 
Constantinople, with the exhibition of 
newly captured slaves and an enter- 
tainment provided for his royal nibs. 
This is a legitimate excuse for intro- 
ducing specialties, provided by the 
Bonhair troupe of "Risley" acrobats, 
Mile. Athena, (New Acts) and evolu- 
tions by the chorus. Scene 8 is India, 
with the Durbar in progress, afford- 
ing a consistent opportunity for show- 
ing a resplendant East Indian proces- 
sion and specialties provided for the 
occasion. These comprise the 
Brothers Milano, equilibrists (New 
Acts and Sie Hassan Ben All's tribe 
of Whirlwind Berber Acrobats. Has- 
san has for this occasion combined 
several of his troupes. They offer an 
act more sensationally effective than 
ever. One never seems to tire of t:»e c e 
lithe, sinewy tumblers, who perform 
as if they enjoyed every moment of 
the time they are on view. 

Scene 9, Venice by Moonlight, with 
its attendant serenade, gondolas, etc. 
Scene 10, the Bull Rin? in Spain, 
showing the Idolatry of the natives 
for the toreadors. This is followed 
by a view of Hawaii and the harbor 
of Honolulu, and the 12th scene is 
the closing of the story in view of 
Blarney Castle, Ireland. 

Scene 13, with the Ballet of the 
Butterflies is probably the most beau- 
tiful and artistic thing in the entire 
presentment. Myriads of girls and 
children made up as vari-colored 
winged insects go through a ballet in 
a woodland glade. At the climax they 
are startled by the appearance of a 
black butterfly, who warns them of 
the approach of a forest fire. They 
all flutter away. The fire approaches 
and gradually destroys the forest. The 
second tableaux of this scene shows 
the glade after the flr«; has burned 
everything, leaving nothing but the 
charred remains of the mighty trees. 
The closing scene Is a Fairies' Qlen, 
with a "magic waterfall" and the ap- 
pearance of a golden barge out of the 
water, an elaboration of the final pic- 
tures of last season, and the previous 
year's finales. 

Too much praise cannot be bestowed 
on Arthur Voegtlin, who conceived 
and executed the effects, and Carroll 
Fleming, who wrote and produced the 
show. Manuel Klein is responsible for 
the music and lyrics. The nearest 
thing approaching a song hit is "Blar- 
ney of Klllarney." 

The cast is, in the main, good with 
no Individual hits of any kind. They 
were evidently selected for their lung 
power rather than for histrionic tal- 
ent. Marceline is In several scenes, and 
his attempts at humor were positively 
painful. In spite of him, this year's 
Hippodrome production is beyond the 
question of a doubt the most stupend- 
ous and artistic success ever exhibited 
there or anywhere else in the world. 
It marks a new era in stage present- 
ments. Jolo. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

The weather man smiled with favor 
upon the Coney Island proprietors 
Monday afternoon, and the New York 
theatre managers suffered according- 
ly. The Fifth Avenue Labor Day af- 
ternoon was not more than three- 
quarters full. 

The show takes on the appearance 
of a regular season's entertainment. 
The nine acts make up a good pro- 
gram, although more of the ringing 
lively stuff would not be a miss. 

It remained for the Four Mortons 
down next to closing to put over the 
real applause and laughing hit of the 
afternoon. There were otheu how- 
ever who pressed them for honors. 
The Big Family Four have not • hanged 
their specialty to ray great extent. 
Clara is perhaps a little plumper, and 
surely a little more cut 3 than ever. 
The Old Folks and Paul just whocp 
er over in the same ripping style. 

Charlotte Parry and Co. in "Into 
the Light" gave the bill its novelty. 
When novelty is mentioned in connec- 
tion with an act, it is saying a great 
deal, as a glance over the bills In New 
York this week will testify. Miss 
Parry has a novelty. The sketch play- 
ed in the dark fpsclnates, as well as 
interests. The piece held the atten- 
tion in pin dropping fashion. The 
changes and acting of Miss Parry were 
highly appreciated. 

Cross and Josephine turned off a 
neat little hit. The pair are bright 
and breezy. New York should see 
more of them. Their burlesque idea 
is very well done and gains laughs, 
but if the couple would drop the open- 
ing and the burlesque and go in for 
straight singing and dancing they 
would make the Brice and Kings and 
other kindred acts sit up. Good 
voices, good looks and better dancers 
. than any of the others, it would be 
merely a matter of songs to make 
them one of those Metropolitan hits 
that play twenty weeks in our town 
during the season, repeats the trick 
the next season, and then regret it. 

Reynolds and Donegan suffered 
through the orchestra not quite get- 
ting their music to the proper time at 
the off set. The excellent skating of 
Nellie Donegan caught the house. 
She is about the niftiest thing in the 
feminine line on rollers. Skating is 
set in the back ground by the couple, 
who stick closing to dancing on the 
wheels. The effect is most satisfac- 
tory. 

Mack and Orth started with a big 
reception and finished in a flurry after 
they had sung themselves through 
eight or ten songs. The boys put over 
a hit where the show needed it. 

Morris and Allen, jumping into fast 
company, had no trouble whatever 
keeping the pace. The bully voices 
of -the two men would carry them if 
all else failed, but there is a quantity 
of pood comedy that reaches. Clean 
makeups and sticking closely to their 
Knitting make the act a desirable item 
on the market, and they should hold 
to the company they are now in. 

Wentworth, Vesta and Teddy c1oh«<I 
the show nicely. 

King Bros., and Stewart and Ah> 
nndria. New Acts. Dash 



VARIETY 



21 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

The first regular bill of the '11-' 12 
season at Hammerstein's brought two 
big houses, but not overflowing holi- 
day ones, Labor Day having arrived 

amidst pleasant weather. 

Though there is no one among the 
thirteen acts this week who is new 
to vaudeville, as an attraction, the 
Hammersteln show seems to be about 
the best around, through having sev- 
eral acta, new to the house. The value 
of a new act came out in O'Brien- 
Havel and Kyle's latest sketch, "Mon- 
day," when some people in the audi- 
ence couldn't decide whether they had 
seen Tommy O'Brien-Havel before. 

The top line was Carter De Haven 
(New Acts) in a good position, closing 
the first half. Bert Leslie and Co. ap- 
peared in "Hogan, the Painter," a new 
sketch of the "Hogan" series, full of 
Mr. Leslie's latest slang phrases and 
was the recipient of several curtain 
calls. It has a nice little farcical 
story. Mr. Leslie's support passes, 
with the exception of Samuel R. Wil- 
son as the Englishman. Mike Bernard 
and Willie Weston followed Mr. Les- 
lie at 11:10, remaining on the stage 
about twenty-five minutes. Mr. Wes- 
ton used some new songs, a couple of 
which do not class with otuers he has 
been heard in. "My Bill from Louis- 
ville" passed. Mr. Bernard's superb 
accompaniment, however, can carry 
over almost any number for Mr. Wes- 
ton. Mr. De Haven should make his 
accompanist stick around twice a day 
just to watch and hear Mike, who had 
to follow the other fellow besides. But 
they held them in, although remain- 
ing ohe number too long at the late 
hour, 

Jack Ca-nptell sprung a surprise 
with his work after his reported seri- 
ous illness. Mr. Campbell was right 
there in every way, and with his per- 
nor, Charles H. Smith (Smith and 
Campbell) held up their reputation as 
vaudeville's greatest "sidewalk con- 
versationalists." The latest act is 
called "Mr. Piffletlff." There are big 
lnughs at the rapid-fire exchange, also 
at the finish, an "improvised" song, 
but the speed slows down in a couple 
of spots, which will be remedied. The 
same fault exists in Mr. O'Brien-Ha- 
vel's sketch, now held up by Mr. 
O'Brien, who has brought the desk 
from "Ticks and Clicks" to again util- 
ize as a "gallery" while Bessie Kyle 
neatly sings and dances. Arthur Ha- 
vel is a new comer to the act. He is 
a promising youth, who even now han- 
dles himself excellently. Mr. O'Brien- 
Havel will work "Monday" into a 
worthy successor, but the author need 
claim no credit for it. 

A solid bit among the others was 
put across by Lyons and Yosco, who 
received the heaviest reception upon 
their entrance of any number in the 
show. To hear Mr. Lyons play "rag" 
on the harp is worth much. Mr. Yob- 
co's playing and singing, with Lyons' 
accompaniment, gave the turn a big 
reward second before intermission. 

After the first half, Abbie Mitchell 
appeared. The colored prima donna 
has grown stout, and did not have a 
good selection of songs. She was the 
only weak spot In an otherwise excep- 
tionally strong show, well laid out. 

Another of the late hits was The 



ORPHEUM 

The show did not work well at the 
opening season's bill Orpheum Mon- 
day aiternoon. There were moments 
of delay between acts, attracting to 
the attention of the audience a bit too 
much of the mechanics of conducting 
a vaudeville entertainment. 

Ollle Young and April opened the 
show with their novel turn which 
might readily be quickened up a bit, 
eliminating precious seconds between 
tricks. John Neff and Carrie Starr 
followed and put over a hit of suffi- 
cient proportions to warrant a num- 
ber of curtains. The Chadwick Trio 
went big all through their act. 

Clarice Vance is evidently a favor- 
ite at the Orpheum, in spite of the 
fact that she hasn't appeared there in 
three years. Miss Vance received a 
warm welcome when her card was 
displayed. She had to sing six songs 
before they would permit her to make 
a "get-away." 

Charles Leonard Fletcher has made 
some changes in his sketch "His 
Nerve," which are not for the better. 
There is probably not a single medio- 
cre or bad actor in the business who 
wouldn't make all kinds of sacrifices 
to play the leading role in this sketch. 
It is one of those nice, fat, posing, Gil- 
lette characterizations with all the 
others in the cast feeding the lead, 
until he explodes with importance. 
Avery and Hart put over their usual 
hit, in spite of the absence of any big 
song successes of the comedy order. 

"Everywife" (New Acts) was anx- 
iously awaited and avidly absorbed. 
The Victoria Four sang weir and 
closed with a novel medley of songs of 
various nations, which earned them 
many rounds of approval. Five Sat- 
sudas (New Acts) closed the show. 

Jolo. 

Great Howard, the Scotch ventrilo- 
Quist, who for technique in manner of 
working, besides being different as a 
ventriloquist, will make some of these 
"single dummy" fellows around run to 
cover. Mr. Howard is a ventriloquist 
with a finish, and doesn't enter into 
the accidental class. Lottie Gilson, as 
an "Old Timer," was well received, 
and as well liked, although her "baby" 
song is not worth while. "Days of 
Boys and Girls" is quite pretty, and 
closing with "Paradise Alley," Miss 
Gilson was loudly applauded. She is 
Indulging in a trifle too much mono- 
log. 

The Kaufman Brothers gave the 
program a banging send off "No. 4," 
with their encore. It was a sponta- 
neous success. The previous matter 
also became liked well enough, though 
somewhat draggy, with a bad repeti- 
tion in the "Chirry-Birry-Bee" and 
* Sweet Marie" numbers. 

The Gordon Brothers have a showy 
bag punching turn to close the bill 
with. Included in this Is their "Box- 
ing Kangaroo." This kangaroo cer- 
tainly does box. It is a good opening 
turn, and one which causes thought 
that if the boys can handle fifteen 
bags while the orchestra plays 
"Marching Through Georgia," how 
many could they punch if the musi- 
cians sent over the "Star Spangled"? 

The Foley Brothers danced, when 
on early, and the Flying Henrys (New 
Acts) opened. 8im*. 



ALUAMBRA. 

There were no lobby floral dis- 
plays no word pyrotechnics or formal 
doings when the Al ham bra swung 
back into the vaudeville running Mon- 
day. The hou.se was packed Monday 
night and a general good feeling pre- 
vailed. 

The bill offered nothing sensational, 
new or novel. It ran pretty smoothly 
despite the absence of music and ac- 
robatics. Even an animal act was 
nnssin^. 

The Kratons started the show with 
hoop rolling. * he way the hoops went 
here and there without any one on the 
stage without any slips was effect- 
ively done. - -e Kratons, in all-blue, 
were warmly applauded at the finish. 

Fred Watson sang six times and 
danced once. One of his dialect bi^s 
failed. His "Madhouse Rag," claimed 
as his own, was well received, while 
his opening number didn't seem to 
land. 

Middleton and Spellmeyer's sketch, 
which drags at first, climbs in favor 
with Middleton's singing, and, the fight 
with the Indian at the finish. The 
modulated tones used by Middleton 
forces his audience to strain the ears 
considerably to catch the trend of 
thought at the opening. The sketch 
ended with several curtain calls. 

Lester and his "dummy" were on 
twenty-seven minutes. He is playing 
two houses this week. 

Princess Rajah closed the first part. 
Her "chair dance" drew more than the 
"Cleopatra." Merrill and Otto, with 
their dainty offering, had no trouble 
in getting over with honor. 

Charles Richman presented "The 
Fire Escape" which starts out like a 
house afire but ends weak. The com- 
edy squibs are bright in spots, but 
seme of the connections don't seem to 
hit the bull's-eye. Jack Wilson and 
company, after some preliminary 
singing and talking, did a burlesque 
en Rajah, quite funny. 

The Rossow Midgets closed. Their 
act is about the same with the boxing 
bout for the finale. Mark. 



BRIGHTON THEATRE. 

Dave Robinson put on a dandy for 
the wind-up. Labor Day matinee had 
a capacity house. All who entered 
paid night prices. The show was a 
smoothly running affair, starting ear- 
ly and with no let down. 

Nina Payne in "La Somnambule" 
was the headliner, holding up that po- 
sition nobly. The Brighton audience 
liked G. Molasso's production and 
comedy. The act was second from 
closing the show. 

Harry Fox and the Millership Sis- 
ters received a big reception upon ap- 
pearing and went right along without 
a stop, closing in their customary big 
style. The girls are doing a new dance 
now, without the mat, and doing it 
well. 

Hoy Barnes and Bessie Crawford 
were on early, but they were respon- 
sible for starting the laughs going, 
and had the audience feeling great 
when tliey finished. 

Loney Haskell, next t<> closing, 
scored a laughing hit with Tories both 
new and old. Loney said thing* 
about Brooklyn to a Brooklyn audi- 



GREENPOINT. 

If all vaudeville houses were con- 
tinually favored by such audiences as 
graced the Greenpoint Monday night, 
there would never be such a thing as 
lack of appreciation for acts. Every 
number there can truthfully pro- 
claim they "knocked 'em off the seats." 
It was a holiday crowd in the full 
sense of the meaning. They craved 
comedy and they got it. 

MelroBe, comedy acrobat, got them 
laughing with his clownings, and on 
his finish had the entire house in a 
tumult of mingled apprehension and 
laughter. Cook and bievens appeared 
second, in place of the Harvey De 
Vora Trio, programmed. The emer- 
gency did not have their drop, but 
that didn't make any difference. Then 
followed the Seyton Trio, the only act 
of the evening that made no attempt 
to create comedy. In its Improved 
shape, it is a contortion turn of novel- 
ty and merit. 

Van Hoven, with his "dippy* magic, 
was the biggest possible kind of a 
scream. His antics with the two boys 
gathered from the audience evoked 
such plain screams of laughter, that 
most of the talk could not be heard 
and the finish was reduced to panto- 
mime. McConnell and Simpson got 
plenty out of their comedy sketch. 

Charles F. Semon opened the sec- 
ond half, with new musical selections, 
but the same jokes. Ashley and Lee 
were another riot. Mr. Lee should 
give some heed to his "recitation" 
number, which is delivered in monoto- 
nous sing-song fashion, confining his 
"harangue" to but two keys. The au- 
dience laughed at Ashley before he 
started. 

"A Romance of the Underworld" 
closed the show. A number of 
changes have been made in the cast, 
but not for the better. It is almost 
impossible for an act in vaudeville to 
bo up to "concert pitch" at all times 
unless its owner is part of the stage 
presentment; otherwise the cast is apt 
to "soldier." Monday night some of 
the actors In the sketch were inclined 
to "kid." Jolo. 

ence that should have made them 
pretty sore, but it was a holiday, so 
they sat back and laughed Instead. 

The Rials closed the show. White 
it was pretty late in the afternoon 
when they started, plenty of the audi- 
ence remained to see this very neat 
act. 

The Dunedin Troupe of Cyclists 
made more than good, mainly through 
the efforts of the hard working girl 
in the act. There is enough life in 
that girlie to supply many other vaude- 
ville acts. 

Rivoll and his big act quite took the 
audience off their feet, the quick 
change work being voted marvellous. 
He also made good with his band 
leader imitations. 

Abbott and White, hilled from Co- 
ney Island, had plenty of friends in 
the house, though the 'boys didn't need 
them. It Is a good ele:m singing act, 
and in the "No. '*" position, had an 
easy journey. 

Queenie and May Ponn.win in their 
skating Turn, opened th»» sNw. 



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VARIETY 



FOLLIES OF THE DAY 



THE PASSING PARADE 



Seeing a show at the Bon Ton, 
.Jersey City, is not viewing it under 
the most advantageous surroundings. 
The house boasts only five musicians 
for an orchestra. It is next to im- 
possible to get any music from an 
orchestra of that size. The Saturday 
night crowd of last week, with the 
weather against business, was not 
large. 

In "The Follies of the Day" Barney 
Gerard has a • purely problematical 
proposition. In some houses the show 
will be considered good; in others 
probably poor. It will depend in a 
large measure on what sort of a show 
the "Follies" follows around the 
wheel. 

From a production standpoint, there 
is little to comment on favorably. The 
show does not look new in either scen- 
ery or costumes. The accessories, 
however, are not poor looking by any 
means, and if they have been used a 
season or two, then at one time this 
outfit must have been listed as one 
of the brightest. Sixteen girls fig- 
ure in the chorus work. Two are 
used at different times to fill in as 
soubrets while two more are given in- 
dividual work in helping out Gertrude 
Hayes in some of her numbers. 

There is rather a peculiar arrange- 
ment of numbers. In the first part 
the music runs a great deal to the 
comic opera thing, and passes without 
raising any great commotion. Through 
questionable methods Miss Hayes 
managed to put one number over to 
a noisy reception. For no reason 
whatever, Gertrude jumps into the 
audience, parades about the aisle, and 
returning to the stage invites the 
boys up to waltz with the girls. A 
couple of "plants" responded, and, of 
course, the gallery clamored noisily. 
It seems a pretty poor manner of 
seeking approval and is one of those 
things which simply tends to make the 
audience rough. 

In the burlesque there are no num- 
bers to speak of, aside from those 
introduced in a couple of specialties. 
The show girls sit on the stage for 
almost the entire act, wearing the 
same gowns and doing nothing. To- 
wards the finish they do a bit of dis- 
robing in the only real number in the 
burlesque. 

Miss Hayes does her "Brick Top" 
specialty in this part, and takes up 
about fifteen minutes. Four girls are 
now used to back up the leader, where 
formerly six helped out. The house 
didn't seem to warm to the specialty 
to any great extent, ignoring even the 
best bit in it, "Mysterious Rag," done 
by two of the girls, but hurt by the 
small orchestra. 

The comedy is ordinary. In the 
opener the fun is ample through the 
two comedians employed being in con- 
genial roles, but when they are shift- 
ed in the burlesque to roles that re- 
quire the following of lines, they seem 
lost and the comedy gets a severe set- 
back. That "rube constable" thing 
has been pretty well worked out, and 
it is not possible to put a star on the 
coat front of a man nowadays, expect- 
ing the audience to laugh at it. 

The pieces are responsible in a good 



measure for the weak comedy. In 
spots they get weepy, which is all 
wrong. At the close of the first part 
for instance, instead of a rousing 
whoop 'er up finish, the chief fun 
maker spreads an American flag over 
the sleeping soubret, and a slow cur- 
tain sends the audience out to the 
nearest refreshment booth. 

The opening of the burlesque is 
along the same lines, with the com- 
pany going through a wedding cere- 
mony. These things would be al- 
right, but everyone seems to take 
them so seriously that it kills any 
chance for humor. 

"The Follies" is not well off in prin- 
cipals. The weakness lies in the fe- 
male end. Miss Hayes is the only 
real woman principal in the show. 
True, Louie Dacre is there, but aside 
from her specialty in the burlesque, 
she has nothing more than a few lines 
to deliver. Miss Hayes has a good 
many things in her favor but neither 
she, nor any other woman, is able to 
carry an entire burlesque show 
through to success. 

Gertrude works hard, is lively and 
possesses a certain amount of mag- 
netism, but even these qualities will 
not permit her to go through an en- 
tire show wearing a couple of simple 
white frocks which any school girl of 
twelve might be allowed on a holi- 
day. There are too many well dress- 
ed women in the field these days for 
any amount of cleverness to leave an 
impression without the proper finery. 

Miss Dacre contributed her special- 
ty near the close of the show. The 
talk was delivered in Jersey under 
a pull. It got over fairly well. Louie 
will have to be contented with going 
fairly once around the Wheel until the 
audiences get over expecting some- 
thing tart from her. - Miss Dacre has 
no superior in handling spicy stuff 
•and this she should work, altogether. 
Let the bad stuff alone, whether man- 
agers demand it or not. They paid 
Daisy Harcourt $500 for knowing how 
and when to season her material 
properly. Miss Dacre could work into 
the same value as an attraction. What 
she spilled over at the Bowery two 
weeks ago was simply nauseating. 

Sam Hearn and Will J. Mclntyre 
look after the comedy. In the open- 
ing the pair do very well as a couple 
of roustabouts, with no particular 
purpose. Mr. Hearn does very well 
as a Dutchman, following his own 
style and puts plenty of good laughs 
across. Mclntyre ably assists in the 
foolery. The burlesque is a Water- 
loo for them, through no fault of 
theirs, but Just because what they are 
called upon to do is not funny. Nei- 
ther is a good Rube and the material 
is poor. 

John Grieves does well enough as 
an old man with the love habit. He 
is tabulated Duke of Gloucestershire, 
and his pet expression is "Ain't it a 
Corker?" That's funny — if you get 
it. G. Wilbur Levering is the 

"straight" man and stands the same to 
the show and audience, as a tenor 
does in a musical comedy. There are 
others involved but of no prominence. 

Dash. 



An expensive production will never 
be sufficient to recompense for the 
absence of competent players. That 
is the resume of Gordon & North's 
"Passing Parade," as presented last 
week for the first time, at the Murray 
Hill, New York. 

Leaving out of the consideration 
the incompetency of the principals, 
the unnamed two-act piece "The Pass- 
ing Parade" is handling, will have to 
be strengthened up in the comedy end. 
After that is attended to, the num- 
bers must be looked after. And af- 
ter that, with the necessary substitu- 
tions in the cast, "The Passing Pa- 
rade" may go onward for the Gordon 
& North glory, for it Is a nicely staged 
production, in settings and dress. 
Were everything else equal, "The 
Passing Parade" could be stamped as 
"classy." For the edification of those 
who may not have observed it them- 
selves, "classiness" nowadays In the 
show business is the thing, whether in 
burlesque, vaudeville or any other di- 
vision. 

Don Roth wrote the book of the 
piece. It mostly concerns an "Irish- 
man" and a "Dutchman." In some of 
the "business" between the character 
the inherent idea of "Krausemeyer's 
Alley" has been seized upon. That 
i<? repeated and repetitions of the 
"scrapping" between the "Irish" and 
"Dutch." This is carried to tiresome 
lengths in several instances, particu- 
larly during the banquet scene at the 
finale of the first act, and on the 
Boardwalk, Atlantic City, which is the 
setting /or the entire second act. The 
first act is in three scenes. 

This comedy is relishable in spots. 
To infrequent callers at burlesque the- 
atres it is very funny — but the bits are 
dragged out too long, always with the 
same comedy scheme, the Irish and 
Dutch comedians trying to reach each 
other to do horrible things. 

The music is by Leo Edwards. Ex- 
cepting one song, of which the music 
was composed by Mr. Edwards, no one 
can tell how well Leo has done his 
work, "for outside of Frank Garfield, 
who leads the "Grape" song, there is 
no voice in the collection, excepting 
one chorus girl's, a red headed young 
woman, rather pretty (prettier than 
any other of the women). She led 
"The Life Saver's Parade" in the sec- 
ond act, without her name programed 
for it. Also she was the girl in the 
box, who sang and earned encores for 
"Don't You Believe Him," sung by 
Tom Dunbar and May Belmont on the 
stage. The lyrics are not bad, and 
the song is a good idea, but it doesn't 
get far. (Willard Vale is the show's 
lyric writer.) It wouldn't get nt all in 
fact, were it not for this rei head, 
who is either Katherine Moon or Ruth 
CJurley. 

The number hits were interpola- 
tions. "Mysterious Rag," introduced 
into the minstrel first part that the 
banquet scene runs into (without any 



comedy), Is the big hit of the show. 
Miss Belmont led it, but the "rag" 
may be held wholly responsible. "Mys- 
terious Rag" is a real competitor to 
"Alexander," now that the latter song 
must go on its waning days in bur- 
lesque through an overdose. "The 
International Rag," a rather nifty 
"red fire" of its kind, did very well. 
It is a new song. The national airs 
are first sung straight, then reduced 
to a "rag" arrangement. The "rag" 
portion is very catchy. 

Some of the songs flopped dread- 
fully, particularly "Rah, Rah, Boys" 
and "Spring a Ring on You." The 
trouble with "Rah, Rah, Boys" was 
that the "ponies" in the show sang it. 
There are six of the "ponies," who try 
awfully uard to leave the impression 
they are a regular collection of sing- 
ing and dancing girls, but only make 
a lot of noise along with some four 
flush dancing. There have been some 
poor "ponies" around this season so 
far, but "The Passing Parade" six can 
have the blue ribbon for being at ine 
bottom of the class. They hit the 
performance a welt whenever allowed 
an opportunity — and there are sev- 
eral. An "Oriental Rag" is near the 
ending of the show. It is an excuse 
for a poor "grizzly" and a near- 
"cooch". "The Passing Parade" in 
the first scene of the first act is for 
another "Grizzly," but the sixteen or 
eighteen chorus girls, exclusive of six 
or eight chorus boys, can't do any- 
thing with it, nor has Miss Belmont 
enough voice to get that, or any other 
of her songs over. Jack Mason staged 
the numbers. 

Miss Belmont seems to be the lead- 
ing principal woman. An outsider 
would select Llbby Blondell for that 
honor, because Miss Blondell, though 
with little to do, knows how to do 
what she does, and wears some clothes, 
even if she did reappear in the second 
act, gowned as at one time in the first 
act. None of the female principals 
are overburdened with "wardrobe." 

The story of the piece is about the 
Dutchman and his wife wanting their 
daughter to wed a nobleman, first im- 
personated by Mr. Garfield. As the 
result, the daughter eventually mar- 
ried the Irishman. Through this, three 
scenes are necessary in the first act. 
The second is in "one." The "stall- 
ing" here would give any show a 
shock hard to recover from. 

The daughter is played by a "Miss" 
Allen. Her first name must be a se- 
cret. It's just as well. Managers 
like Gordon & North might be little 
more careful of their reputation by 
being a little more' careful in select- 
ing important principals. The only 
principals to earn favorable notice be- 
sides Mr. Garfield, were Carrie Belir. 
as the Dutchman's wife, and James 
Rowland, the Irishman. Miss Bchr 
was quite good alongside of her st;me 
husband. Mr. Rowland seemed a r'-al 
good comedian in the present com- 
pany. He is a fairly passable Irish- 
man, playing quietly, at least. 'Hie 
Dutchman is George Storrs Fislf-r, 
who, after repeating "Oh, My C< 1" 
and "How I Hate the Irish" a f-w 
times, is all through. Simr 



VARIETY 



23 



STAR AND GARTER SHOW 



THE DUCKLINGS 



Although still playing "The Flirt- 
ing Widows" the same two-act piece 
used by his "Star and Garter" company 
last season, Frank Weslberg has prac- 
tically a new show. The piece has 
been rewritten; new scenery and cos- 
tuming have been provided. 

In the rewriting, the author has 
hit upon an entirely new idea In the 
travesty grand opera line, for which 
he deserves a big credit mark. The 
travesty comes as a finale of the first 
part. It mingles some exceedingly 
tuneful music with a quantity of good 
comedy of the quiet sort. The trav- 
esty fits into the story. An Irishman 
of means is induced to put up the 
money for a prima donna to shine in 
grand opera. The opera was written 

by a German composer, who leads the 
orchestra in the travesty, from the 

pit. Some lively fun is obtained with 

the German in the pit, which might 

suggest Sam Mann, but the bit does 

not infringe in any way. 

The title of the opera is "The King 
is in the Bathtub" and while the mu- 
sic goes on in legitimate style, the 
only words that can be heard are 
"The King is in the Bathtub, Oh, Yes 
We Hear Him Splash/*' The scene is 
finished by the house manager rush- 
ing down the aisle and closing the 
company. 

There is a general row. Then the 
company is shown in dejected spirits, 
leaving the theatre with the "Dutch" 
leader the last of the tribe, closing 
the scene and act with a "Hell" line 
that is a big laugh. 

The travesty gets its biggest recom- 
mendation from the newness, and the 
legitimate manner in which it is 
worked. The humor is a trifle high 
class and may not get over in some of 
the houses. The better the grade of 
audience the bigger the possibilities. 

The comedy of the burlesque is of 
the rougher and more familiar bur- 
lesque sort. 

In the production line, the show 
stacks up very well. The opening set, 
an interior restaurant scene, is ex- 
tremely pretty, with daintily gilded 
chairs and tables, each table carrying 
an electrolier. The set makes good 
for a first impression. A couple of 
more scenes are shown in the first 
act. Each builds up the production 
end. The exterior used in the bur- 
lesque, while not elaborate, fits in 
nicely, and the show must be conceded 
good looking. The costuming, with a 
change or two that the management 
will make, is entirely adequate. 

Many changes have been handed 
the girls. They are all of a better 
sort, becoming and rich looking. The 
eighteen choristers look well at all 
times aside from the opening and clos- 
ing. 

The numbers are lively and ani- 
mated. They have been selected with 
good judgment and put on In capital 
8t>l e by William Rock. "White Wash 
man," led by Fanny Vedder, is one of 



the best. It is lively, novel and well " 
done by Miss Vedder and the girls. 
"Julia" is another of the best num- 
bers, by George Betts and Nonle Rey- 
nolds. The numb9" has been prettily 
staged and is exceptionally well sung 
by Betts, who is assisted in a light 
dance by Miss Reynolds. "Bathing," 
"Good Night, Mr. Moon" and "Senor- 
ita," all in the burlesque, are pleas- 
ing without becoming riots. "Wash- 
ington Waddle," a "raggy" number, 
stands out in the opening piece. It 
could be further worked up through 
increased endeavors by the girls aid 
Miss Vedder, who leads it. It n^ods 
more steam. If one of the comedians 
were to join Miss Vedder at the head 
of the number, a better "rag" dance 
could be worked up to send the num- 
ber over as one of those many repeat 
things. "Holidays" retained from 
past season bring out some good 
laughing opportunities that are taken 
advantage of. 

"The Eagle and the Girl," featured 
in the billing, is hardly a number. It 
is placed in near the closing of the 
show, and sends Miss Vedder out over 
the footlights just once. 

In the matter of principals the 
show is well off. Harry Lester Ma- 
son and Jack Conway are the come- 
dians, the former in a "Dutch" role 
and the later an Irishman. Mason 
is a good "Dutchman," with a roll- 
ing "R" manner of speech more suit- 
ed to playing a part than to rough- 
house comedy. He is consistently 
funny throughout, and gathers many 
laughs in the orchestra bit. 

Mr. Mason works splendidly with 
Mr. Conway, an Irishman of a differ- 
ent type. Conway has a blank ex- 
pression that is funny before he says 
a word. His comedy Is of the dry 
sort. He fits into the proceedings 
finely, getting laughs in an easy nat- 
ural manner. Mr. Betts does a whole 
lot for the show, in singing, beside 
playing a straight cleanly and con- 
vincingly. Mr. Betts is a good dresser 
and makes his presence felt. 

James J. Collins Is a straight on the 
"Con man" order, and plays up the 
comedy of the two comedians to the 
best possible advantage. Amongst the 
women Miss Vedder is the main at- 
traction. She Is there with plenty 
of good looks, good clothes, and a 
fetching personality. Miss Vedder 
heads three or four numbers, doing 
a whole lot for them. In the burlesque 
she could be saddled with more work. 
In the after piece one begins to won- 
der If she is still with the troupe. 
Her talk with the added "S's" is also 
a comedy bit not to be overlooked. 

Elolse Matthews is the Widow. She 
is tall and stately, sings rather well 
and wears pretty gowns, but should 
adopt a livelier and more free man- 
ner of working. Miss Reynolds figures 
in a small way. Corinne Lehr also 
has little to do, although she leads a 
couple of numbers in good style, help- 
ing the show In the singing. 

"The Star and Garter Show" is a 
first class burlesque entertainment. It 
can go through the season In its pres- 
ent form, and ably hold its own. 

Dash. 



During the seven teen-minute inter- 
mission at the 8th Avenue Labor Day 
matinee, an undertaker's wagon and 
an organ grinder passed the house. 
Neither is looked upon as an ill omen, 
although the undertaker wagon's 
presence might be placed under the 
classification of a "peculiar coinci- 
dence." 

A couple of doors on the other side 
of the 8th Avenue is a store show, 
labeled "6-Cent Vaudeville." That is 
very, very "small time" vaudeville. 
There is some "small time" vaude- 
ville that is near-vaudeville. But 
the burlesque producer who believes 
he can compose a marketable bur- 
lesque show from "small time" ma- 
terial will fall into the error that 
Frank Calder seems to have slipped 
on. Mr. Calder is programed as "Pre- 
senting" "The Ducklings." 

The show looks cheap, and is cheap. 
The one meritorious item in the en- 
tire performance is Charles H. Boyle, 
chief comedian. But Mr. Boyle has 
the edge taken off of that, through 
having announced himself program- 
ically as the author of the two pieces 
played. Neither can draw serious no- 
tice from any audience that is an au- 
dience. Monday afternoon, the few 
people at the 8th Avenue watching 
the show could not be termed a crowd. 
There were a few things in the per- 
formance they liked, however — just 
what one may look for an 8th Avenue 
audience to like. The first was "Scare 
Crows and Rubes," a number led by 
Mr. Boyle, who interjected enough 
off-color remarks before the choruses 
to insure encores. Mr. Boyle's mat- 
ter here was new, and well put over, 
until he ran out of stuff. The next 
best bet for 8th Avenue was in the 
burlesque, when during "Alexander," 
led by Margie (not Margaret) Ben- 
nett, the chorus girls invited young 
fellows in the orchestra to come up 
on the stage. A few did. Previously 
when Winnie Worth sang "Do It 
Now," an "audience-kissing number," 
the house took no notice of one chorus 
girl who kissed a man In the stage 
box. That is so old now, you know. 
The latest thing in audience songs is 
to have the boys, men or rough necks, 
in the audience to come up and dance 
with the girls. A delicate way of run- 
ning any kind of a show. It ought to 
aid the girls In landing a ham sand- 
wich and a glass of beer nightly. 

The Empire Circuit had better or- 
der a couple of added attractions for 
"The Ducklings." The show is short 
anyway, with the 17-minute intermis- 
sion. A three-act olio is as cheap as 
the rest of the performance. Of the 
three acts, the big hit is an illustrated 
song singer, who uses two selections 
from one publisher. Some of the 
"small time" vaudeville houses make 
a charge for this Instead of paying 
the singer. This singer though (and 
a good one, too), is Charles Vaughan, 
a principal in the show. He Is fol- 
lowed by Young Brothers, comedy 
acrobats in Chinese nu»ke up, who 
must place their special street drop at 
the 8th Avenue, in a woodland scene, 



or at least amid woodland tormentors. 
The third number is Margie (not 
Margaret) Bennett. Miss Bennett 
stands before four colored girls, or 
chorus girls in blackface, and thinks 
she is singing. The assistants dance 
at the finish of the "pick act." This 
helps some. Miss Bennett also leads 
several of the numbers in the action 
proper, doubtlessly believing she is 
also singing while doing that. 

The dressing is quite ordinary, but 
a pretty costume came to view in the 
"Splash" song, led by Marlon Blake, 
who wore a grotesque bathing suit. 
Miss Blake played an eccentric role 
in both pieces, dressing it correspond- 
ingly, but she did dance about with 
one of the boys from the audience in 
the "Grizzly" affair, and she did grow 
very familiar while seated on a settee 
with Mr. Boyle. Nor was Mr. Boyle 
less familiar with her. These and 
other things removed "The Duck- 
lings" from a "clean" show, but what 
the company might do in a regularly 
conducted theatre is of course a mat- 
ter of conjecture. But whatever they 
did or might do, unless they did 
wholly different from their present 
routine, would not make "The Duck- 
lings" a good show. 

The nearest approach to laughable 
comedy is when Mr. Boyle, in the bur- 
lesque, gets behind a saloon bar to 
work. Although the fun here is very 
messy, including the spilling of water 
on a rubber mat during the process 
of mixing drinks, there are many 
. laughs through it. That scene and 
Mr. Boyle could not be recalled in 
connection with the other show he 
and it have likely been employed In. 
Mr. Boyle, in his tramp character, 
would draw a lot of fun out of a bur- 
lesque show if he had any one to 
work with. There's no one in "The 
Ducklings." Tony Kennedy seems to 
be miscast in both pieces. In the 
first part, "Wright in Wrong," he 
plays "straight" and quite well. This 
is a slow moving farce, with much 
useless dialog, not sufficiently enliv- 
ened by the numbers, nor does the 
farce recover from the number of 
Louis and Winnie Worth, during 
which Mr. Worth gave "Imitations." 
Mr. Worth got his saw and soda water 
all mixed up, but it didn't matter 
much. Then there were James H. 
Eddie, a short person, with little on 
his hands to attend to, and Louise 
Kennedy, who wore a dress In the sec- 
ond part that was the nearest ap- 
proach to real clothes during the 
show. 

The burlesque is named "High Life 
Girls at Beulah Beach." There is no 
Beach in sight, and the principals 
spoke of being in the country. It 
can't be believed either that "high 
life" girls will dance promiscuously 
with rough necks from the audience, 
but still, you can't tell, they do that 
too in "The Follies of the Day," for 
when that show played at the Bowery, 
three young roughs, in shirt sleeves, 
from the gallery climbed upon the 
stage. Even Gertrude Hayes was not 
loath to dance with one of them. 

As Harry Fox would * iy, "This is 
the life, boys." Hime 



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VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (Sept 10-11) 

In Vaudeville Theatre*, rUytetf Two. Shows Deify 



NEW YORK. 

HAMMEHSTEIN'B 
Irving Berlin 
Chat Itlchman A Co 
Julius Tannen 
Flelda A Lewis 
Frank Tinner 
Mn Annie Teamini 
Melville A Hlggins 
Kalmer ft Brown 
Jewell's Manikins 
Mile. Martha 
Ward Baker 
Sartello 

Wright ft Leonard 
Evans ft Rice 
Fuller ft Moore 

FIFTH AVENUE 
Amelia Bingham A 

Co. 
Frank Tlnney 
Beaale Leonard 
Mack ft Walker 
Smith ft Campbell 
Mile. Lerls Royal 
(Other* to All) 

COLONIAL 

Blllie Reeve* ft Co 
"Honor Among 

Thieves" 
Ryan-Rlchfleld Co 
Clarice Vance 
Victoria Four 
Say ton Trio 
Charles Case 
The Kratons 

ALHAMBRA 

"Everywlfe" 
Chip A Marble 
Barry ft Wolford 
Witt's "Melody 

Lane Olrls" 
Satsudas 
Chas F Semon 
OUIe Young ft April 
James F McDonald 

BRONX 

Moore ft Llttlefleld 
Paul Dickey ft Co 
Trovato 

McConnell ft Simp- 
son 
Kaufman Bros 
Van Hoven 
Marie Russell 
Musical Fredericks 

ORPHEUM 
Drew, Barrymors ft 

Co 
Mile Slmone De 

Beryl w ^ 

Wm Courtlelgh ft 

Co 
CHS Gordon 
Merrill ft Otto 
Mlddleton. Bpellmy- 

er ft Co 
Nonette 

Cooper ft Robinson 
Salerno 
Dare Bros 

OREENPOINT 

Frank Keenan A Co 
Wlllard Slmms A Co 
Eugene A Willi* 

Howard 
Six Musical SplUers 
Hermany's Animals 
(Others to fill) 

BU8HWICK 
Irene Franklin 
Jack Wilson Trio 
Frank Fogarty 
"The Bandit" 
Wilfred Clarke A Co 
Aurora Troupe 
Wentworth. Vesta 
A Teddy 

ATLANTA. 

FOR8YTHE 

Covington A Wilbur 
Henry Horton A Co. 
Brown A Newman 
Swor A Mack 
Black Bros 
Rem Brandt 
Three Ralnarts 

ATLANTIC CITY. 

YOUNO'8 PIER 
"Japanese Honey- 
moon" 
Hal Davis A Co 
Donovan ft McDon- 
ald 
A O Duncan 
Roof A Arshicy 
Sophie Everett ft 

Co 
Coogan & Clark 

Slaters 
Lockhart A Webb 

BRIDGEPORT, CT. 

POLI'S 

"Leading Lady" 
Big City Four 
Gordon Bros A 

Kangaroo 
Barry A Johnson 
Jarvls A Harrison 
Musical Cralgs 
Harry Gilbert 

BUFFALO. .' 
SHEA'S 

Romany Opera Co 
Linden Beckwlth 



John Ford 
Charles Leonard 
Fletcher A Co 
Hugh Lloyd 
Selblnl A Grovlnl 
Lancton-Lucfer Co 
Hugh Lloyd 

BALTIMORE. 

MARYLAND 
"Schoolboys and 

Girls" 
Rita Gould 
J C Nugent A Co 
Ellis A McKenne 
Mr A Mrs Hugh J 

Emmett 
McGlnnls Bros 
George Woods 
Flying Martins 

BOSTON 

KEITH'S 

Rose Coghlan 
Hart's "Bathing 

Girls" 
Rsy Cox 
Btaley A Blrbeck 
Grant A Hoag 
Wynn A Rawson 
Joe Kelsey 
Heyne Brothers 
(Others to AH) 

CLEVELAND 

HIPPODROME 
Palace Girls 
Wireless Balloon 
Four Huntings 
Nellie Nichols 
Mr A Mrs Connolly 
Robt De Mont Trio 
Art Bowen 

COLUMBUS 

KEITHS 

••DlnklespleVs 

Christmss" 
Harrs • Steppers 
Brown. Harris A 

Brown 
Sampson A Douglas 
Clemenso Bros. 
Dagwell Bisters 
Corrigan_A Vivian 

CHICAGO. 

MAJESTIC 
Dr . Wutlner 
Masle King A Co. 
Mary Norman 
Eugene O'Rourke A 

Welsh. Mealy A 

Montrose 
Howard's Animals 
Warren A Keefe 
June Itnes 
The Daleys 

CTNOJNNATI. 

COLUMBIA 
Ruth St. Dehle 
Dorothy Rogers * 

Co. 
Sherman. Krans A 

Hyman 
McKay A Cantwell 
Five PlerrescofBs 
Jss H Cullen 
Musical Goolmans 
Jetter A Rogers 

DBS MOINES 

ORPHEUM 

Edward Abeles A 

Co „ 

Three Hlckey Bros. 
Clark A Bergman 
Kenney, Nobody A 

Piatt 
Brent Hayes 
Chas A Anna 

Glocker 
Les Arados 

DALLAS. TEX. 

MAJESTIC 
' Harry Harvelle 
Tlnney's Klassy 

Anderson Twin Bis- 
ters 

Minstrel Four 

Kingsbury A Mun- 
non 

Mrs Eva Fay 

Major A Roy 

DAVENPORT, IA. 

AMERICAN 
Cull^n Bros 
Donlta A ^o 
Kelcey Sisters 
The Nellos 
Fitzgerald A Odell 
Nat Nararro Troupe 

DENVER 

ORPHEUM 

Gerald Griffin A Co 

Lorch Family 

Fay. 2 Cooleys A 

Fredk Hawley A Oo 
ClifTord Walker 
Parker. Horsfal A 

Blanconl 
Mabelle Fonda A Co 

DETROIT. 

TEMPLE 

May Tully A Oo 
Rooney A Bent 
Hoey A Lee 
Boudinl Bros 



Jacobs/ Ctreua _ 
Bernard's Manikins 
CasMnsT Dunbsrs 
Charlotte Ravens- 
croft 

FORT WAYNE, IND. 

TEMPLE 
Wilbur's Funny 
Folks 

Boss A Arthur Boy- 
Ian Co 
Archer A parr 
•In the eubway" 
Lewis A Pearson 
Sldnsy A Reynolds 

FORT WORTH, TEX. 

MAJESTIC 
The Ahlbergs 
Elsie Murphy 
Blanch Holt A Co 
O Herbert Mitchell 
Augusts. Olose 
Ross A Mack 
Exposition Four 

HAMILTON, ONT. 

TEMPLE 

j. J. Corbett 

"Dick" 
Reed Bros 
Peerless Macks 
Helen Dixon 
(Two to flll> 

HABB1SBUBO. 

ORPHEUM ■ 

Bond A Benton Co. 
Ed Morton 
•Arthur Pickens « 

Co. - -^ 

Bplssell Bros A Co 
Marts A Billy Hart 
Roach A McCurdy 
Pope AJTJno" 

INDIAN APOLIB. 

GRAND O. H. 
Lolo 
•The Fire Commls- 

slonsr" 
Raymond, Burton A 

Bain 
Newbold A Gribben 
Carson A Wlllard 
4 Regale 
Al Carlston 
Carroll Gillette 

Troupe 

KANSAS CITY 
ORPHEUM 
Grace Cameron 
Marvellous Millers 
Robledlllo 

"The Little Strang- 
er" 
Gene Green 
Gordon A Marx 
Hintoa A Wooton 
aiuslkalglrls 

LOS ANGELES 

ORPHEUM 
Nana 

Connolly A Webb 
Diero 

Moray Cash 
(Others to HID 

LOWELL. MASS. 

K ?Part. 8 By Night" 
Flanagan A Ed- 
wards 
Sam Holdsworth 
Frey Twins 
Mary Lane 
Gordon A Keys 
Cycling Brunetts 

MONTREAL. 

ORPHEUM 
Bell Family 
Jimmy Lucas 
Collins A Hart 
Sam J Curtis A Co. 
Ruby Raymond * 

Co. 
Homer Miles A Co. 
Hon A Tracey 
(One to fill) 

MILWAUKEE. 

MAJESTIC 
Mabel Hlte 
Kdger Mldgeley A 

Co. 
Hawthorne A Burt 
Una Clayton A Co 
^aro-Carmen Tno 
Hal Merrltt 
McRae A Levering 

MEMPHIS. 

ORPHEUM 
John A Emma Ray 
Martlnettl A Syl- 
vester 
Madden A Fltspat- 

rlck 
Qulgley Bros. 
Ronalr A Ward 
Barnes A King 

NORFOLK. 

COLONIAL 
Six Musical Cuttys 
Stuart Barnes 
Ward A Curran 
Tburber A Madison 
Bertlsch 
College Trio 

(One to fill) 



NEW ORLEANS. 

ORPHBUM 

MaceV Arbuckle 

Those French Olrls 
Nevlns A Gordon 
Carson A Wlllard 
Rice, Sully - A Scott 
Johnny Johnson 
DeWItt Young A 
Sister 

ORBENWALL 
Cierlss Ksller A 

Grogans . 
The Bskes 

Billy Wandas 
Rhodes A Fitchie 
Romeo Rogers A 

Dormsn 
Jeanette Devlns 

NASHVILLE. 

ORPHEUM 

Geo B Reno A Co 

Edwards' "Country 
Kids" 
. Nsvlns A Brwood 

The Drsssrs 

Geo Harcourt A Co. 

Brown A Mills 

The Nevas 

NEW HAVEN. 

POLI'S 
Rook A Fulton 
Ashley A Lee 
The Lahgdons 
Bhelvey Bros 
Roland Carter A Co 
Louis Stons 
Bell A Caron 

OKLAHOMA CITY. 

LYRIC 
Onetta 

Tom Brentford 
Provol 
Kimball Bros A Ble- 

gel 
Pero A Wilson 



ORPHEUM 
Arthur Deagon 
"The Courtiers" 
Golden Troupe 
Lydell A Butter- 
worth 
Bergere Players 
Blems 
Alburtus A Millar 

OTTAWA. 

DOMINION 
Fred Dupres 
Hill A Sylvanla 
Dixie Ssrenaders 
Wlllard A Bond 
Ballerina's Doge) 
Charlotte 8t» Elmo 
The Pelots 

PITTSBUBOH 

GRAND O. H. 
"The Hold-Up" 
Montgomery A 

Moore 
Haines' A Vldocq 
Kajayama 
Musical Kosses 
Morris A Aolen 
8 Escardos 
Richardson's Dogs 

PROVIDENCE. 

KEITH'8 
Houdlnl 

Diamond A Nelron 
Mrs Gene Hughes 

A Co 
Carroll A Cook 
Stepp, Mehllnger ft 

King 
Marie Kenton 
LaToy Bros 
5 Musical Lundts 

PHILADELPHIA. 

KEITH'S 

Mme 8umlko 
Bud Fisher 
Maurice Freeman ft 

Co 
Zeno, Jordon ft 

Zeno 
The Btedmans 
Bert Melrose 
Mack A Orth 
Roberty Dancers 
Harry Shunk 

PORTLAND. ME. 

KEITH'S 

Dr Carl Herman 
Leo Carrlllo 
Neft A Starr 
Cotter A Boulden 
Sydney Toler A Co 
(Others to fill) 

PORTLAND*, OREO. 

ORPHEUM 

Sam Mann A Co 
Conllrt, Steele A 

Carr 
Seven B**lfords" 
Leander do Cordova 

A Co 
Harry Breen 
Handera A Millies 
Maroua A Gartelle 



TBMPLB ' 

Great Richards 



Edwards' Song Ra- 

▼ne 
Four Avoloe 
Al Lawrence 
Work A Ower 
Ioleen Sisters 
Keno A Green 

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. 

EMPIRE 
Julian A Dyer 
Marcous 

Fennelly A Barman 
Fagan A Byron 
Foster A Foster 
Zenley Troupe 

SYRACUSE 

GRAND O. H. 
Charlotte Parry A 

Co 
Pouchot's Ballet 
Milton A De Long 

Slaters 
Will Rogers 
. Perry A Whits 
Grey Trio 
De Lonso A Ladue 

SAN FRANCISCO 

ORPHEUM 
Hermlne Shone A 

Co 
Primrose Four 
Three Leigh tons 
Blank Family 
"Cheyenne Daya 
Du Oros Trio 
Klein Bros A Bren- 

nan 

ST. LOUIS. 
COLUMBIA 
Bessie Wynn 
"Bon of Boloman 
Raymond A Caverly 
Temple Quartet 
Knute Brlckson 
Bob A Tip Trio 
Loja Troupt 
Gordon Eldrid A 
Co 

SALT LAKE CITY. 

ORPHEUM 
Wm H Thompson A 

Co 
Dan Burks A Olrls 
Ths Dandles 
patsy Doyle 
Florence Flaxman 
Wilson A Wilson 
Wood Bros. 

TRENTON. 

TRENT 
Sherman A Be For- 
rest 
"BasebalUUs" 

Kate Watson 
Jss Grady A Co 
Carl Randall 
Grander (T) A La 
Ross 

TORONTO. 

SHEA'S 

Ross A Fenton 

Ethel Green 

Geo Felix A Barry 

Oiris 
Moore A Hanger 
Bert Fitsgibbon 
Mereeni A Oronskl 
Patty A Desperado 
Hlckey's Circus 

UNION HILL, N. J. 

HUDSON 

Capt Jack Auger A 
Co 

Fanny Rice 

Felix Adler 

Homer Miles' Play- 
er 

Metropolitan Min- 
strels 

Rosalre A Doretto 

Lillian Ashley 

Fanny Fondelier 

UT1CA. 

SHUBERT 

Ten Dark Knights 
Gardner A 8toddard 
Conroy A LeMalre 
Rlaltsa A Co. 
Asahl Troupe 
Rlalta A Co. 
Hathaway, Nack A 

Madison 
S Djoleys 

WA8HTNOTON. 

CHASE'S 

Mclntyre A Heath 
Vassar Girls 
O'Brien, Havel A Co 
Burnham A Green- 
wood 
The Rezos 
De Laur Duo 
Herbert's Dogs 

WILMINGTON, DEL. 

DOCKSTADER'B 
Colonlsl Septet 

. "Alfred, the First" 
Julie Heme. A Co 
Theo A psndles 
RAG Trio 
Stewart A Marshall 
(Ons to SID 

LONDON. 

coLissnrjiir 

"Sumurgn" 

Ohsvnller 

Olfio 

Ssharet 

Yuma 

Maater Garratt A 

Co 
Rob Ivy A Lyn 



Briff, Brajr A Bros? 
Wilson 4 Waring 
Chris Nan Bern 



JARPIN DB PARIS 
Miles. ■ Lily Scott, 

Cynthoerla, 

George. Jane Doe 

La MaruJIta, La 

BonelU 
Sisters Gardsnia 
Massoll Trio 
El Sarraslno 
LudgtS ft Miss Lldla 
Mill Lijjr . 
M. Gulsoenet 
Asella Wilson 
"Blossom Olrls" 

ALHAMBRA 
Horace Ooldln 
Emerson A Baldwin 
Gardes 
Holloways 
Goodlow Trio 
Griffiths 
Gypsy Wolf 
Canovas 

OLYMPIA 

Tiller's "Blanc A 

Noli- 
Strength Bros 

Berg Bros 

Mme. Chung A Co 

Romanoff 

"L' Homme du 
Train" 

Three Ernests 

Allan 8haw 

Marshall Montgom- 
ery 

Bert Swan 

FOLIE8 BERGERE 
Ballet "Stella" 
W C Fields 
4 Readings 
Caselll's Dogs 
Verona Troupe 
Bamaroff A Sonla 
Les Messetla 
Maurice Chevalier 
Paulham Team 

MARIGNY 

"La Carmela" pan- 
tomime with Re- 
gina Badet, Diva 
Aide, Volbert. Ci- 
nema, Gene Mul- 
lers. Harmony 
Four. Revue with 
Mmea Mervllle, 
Lavernlere, Co- 
1 o m b I e I, Eriel. 
Mme Frey, Derns. 
Luclan Michel. 
. Johnny Fuller, B 
Dorel, J I m m o, 
Barnet, Jovenet, 
Delamane, Bene- 
dlttl, Doryval 

ETOILB PALACE 
Lucette Val grand 
Camllle Helda 
Blaser Duo 
Luclenne A Ferdl- 

nando 
Aralus Bros 
Longhl A Predatsl 
Glachl Family 
"Fin de Mols" . 

VIENNA. 

RONACHER'8 

(For Sept.) 
La Mase Trio 
7 Surf Bathers 
Tonl A Chics 
Austria Quartet 
Louis Hardt 
Charlene A Charlene 
Jeanette Denarber 
40 Llplnskl's Dogs 
"Rlalon" Panto- 
mine, with Alwln 
Neub 
"Die Blltillchtauf- 
nahme" 

AMSTERDAM. 

CRYSTAL PALACE 
(For Sept.) 
De Witt, Burns A 

Torrence 
Annie Mllles 
Musical Cates 
Zertho's Dogs 
Mlrxa Golden 
Serene Nord 
Mignon Quintette 
Gordon * 

BERLIN. 

WINTERGARTEN 
(Aug. 17 to Oct. 1.) 
Chas. T. Aldrlch 
Ernest Pantzer A Co 
Barnold's Dogs 
Luclenne Malty 
Okabe Family 
Les Trombettas 
4 Koners Brothers 
Antonet A Grock 
12 Favorltea 
Gus Fowler 

ELBERFELD. 

(Germany.) 
THALIA 

(For Sept.) 
McDonnells 
Doppeletes 
Hollandlsches 
4 Melons 
George A Gustl 

Elder 
8telncr 
Llckson 

Beattle A.Babs 
Max Stadt 
Clown Barkor 



HANOVER. 

' (GermAnf.) 
MELLINJ THEATRE 
' (For Sept.) 
Emilia Rose 
De Mario 
Hall A Barle 
HMtings ft Wilson 
Falco A La Fla- 
menco 
Otto Reutter 



Tankwal Troupe 

MAGDEBURG. 

(Germany.) 
CENTRAL THEATRI 

(For Sept.) 
Les Marbes 
Baggessens 
Patty Frank Troup* 
Meredith Slaters 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 

"A GENTLEMAN OF LEISURE" (Dougla* 

Fairbanks).— Playhouae (4th week). 
"A MAN OF HONOR" (Edmund Breese).— 

Weber's (1st week). 
"A 8INOLE MAN" (John Drew).— Empliv 

(2nd week). 
"AROUND THE WORLD."— Hippodrome (2nd 

week). 
"AS A MAN THINKS" (John Mason).— Nazi- 

move's. 
"BVERYWOMAN"— Lyric. 
"EXCUSE ME"— Gaiety. 
FOLIES BERGERE— Revue (7th week). 
"GET RICH QUICK WALLINGFORD"— 

Cohan's (66th week). 
"MAGGIE PEPPER" (Rose Stahl)— Harris 

(Srd week). 
"MI8S JACK" (Bothwell Browne)— Herald 

Square (2nd week). 
' 'PI N AFORE" — Casino. 
"POMANDER WALK"— Wallacks. 
REPERTOIRE (Robert Mantell)— Manhattan 

Opera House. 
"SEVEN DAYS"— Astor. 
"SNOBS" (Frank Mclntyre)— Hudson (2d 

"SPEED" (Orrln Johnson) — Comedy (2d 
week). 

SPOONER STOCK— Metropolis (6th week). 

STOCK — Academy. 

"THE BLUE BIRD"— Century. 

"THE DEEP PURPLE"— West End. 

"THE FASCINATING WIDOW" (Julian El- 
tlnge) — Liberty. 

"THE HEN-PECKS" (Lew Fields)— Broad- 
way. 

"THE PA8SER8-BY"— Criterion (1st week). 

"THE PINK LADY"— New Amsterdam. 

"THE REAL THING" (Henrietta Crosman)— 
Maxtne Elliott's (6th week). 

"THE RED. ROSE (Valeska Suratt)— Grand 
Opera House. 

"THE 8IREN" (Donald Brian)— Knicker- 
bocker (Id week). 

"THY NEIGHBOR'S WIFE"— Lyceum (2d 
week). 

WINTER GARDEN— Variety. 



CHICAGO 

"AN EVERYDAY MAN" (Thos. Ross)— Cort 
(4th week). 

"THIRD DEGREE"— Crown (1st week). 

"DANTE'S INFERNO" (Pictures)— Princess— 
(Ird week). 

"LOUISIANA LOU" (Alexander Carr)— La 
Salle O. H. (2nd week). 

"THE BEGGAR STUDENT" (Stock)— An- 
geles O. H. 

"THE BOSS" (Hoi brook Bllnn)— Garrlck (2d 
week). 

"THE DEEP PURPLE"— McVlckers (Srd 
week). 

REPERTOIRE — Haymarket (Srd week). 

"THE LITTLEST REBEL" (Duatio and Will- 
Ham Farnum)— Chicago O. H. (Srd week). 

"UNCLE SAM" (Barry mo re and Wise)— 
Olymplo (2d week). 

"THE MAN FROM HOME" (Wm. Hodge)— 
Opera House (2d week). 

"FOLLIE8 OF 1911"— Colonial (2d week). 



BOSTON 
"THE ROUND UP"— Boston (2d week). 
"THE RED WIDOW" (Raymond Hitchcock). 

— Colonial (2nd week). 
"OVER NIGHT" — Shubert (6th week). 
"THE NEST EGG" (Zelda 8ears)— Park (2nd 

week). 
"THE TROUBLE MAKERS" (Ward 

Vokes) — Globe (2nd week). 
"THE PRICE" (Helen Ware)— Hollls 

'EXCUflB£}af^Tr»i»Va*l*4th week). 
"THE COWBOY AND THE THIEF" — Grand 

Opera HtaasM ' <s-> 

"JIM THE PENMAN"— Majestic 
"THE ROSE OF THE RANCHO"— Castle 

Square. 



and 
(2nd 



ST. LOUIS. 

"THE GRAIN OF DUST" (Jas. K. Hackett) — 

Olympic. 
"MOTHER"— G \rrlck. 
"THE HEAKT BREAKERS" (George Dam 

eral and Ruth Peebles) — Shubert. 
PICTURES — Century. 
"MOTHER'S GIRL" (Beulah Poynter) — 

American. 
"HUMAN HEARTS"— Havlln's. 
WASHINGTON 80CIETY GIRLS — Standard. 
COLLEGE GIRLS — Gayety. 



KANSAS CITY. 
SHOWS NEXT WEEK- 



SAN FRANCISCO. 

"THE SPRING MAID— Columbia. 
"LA TOSCA" (Nance O'Nell)— Alcatar. 
"THE CAMPUS"— Savoy. 
"BABY MINE"— Cort. 



DENVER. 

"THE COUNTRY BOY"— Broadway. 
"TRAVELLING SALESMAN"— Tabor Grand 
PARK— Dark. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

"BEVERLY" — Crescent. 
OAGNON-POLLOCK PLAYERS— Lyric. 



CINCINNATI. 

"LITTLE MI88 FIXIT" (Nora Bayes and Ja< 

Norwortb) — Grand Opera House. 
DOCKSTADER'B MINSTRELS— Lyric. 
"THE TRAVELING SALESMAN"— Walnut. 
"THE DENVER EXPRESS"— Heuck's 
STOCK — Lyceum. 



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or SOUTH, you will tind a 
KKM1CK Branch always 
handy, and a pianist will- 
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our iodki for you. 

PROV1DKMCK 

Bomlck Department 
With WaU * Um . . 
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BOSTON 

Keailrk Sens; Shop 

It Trcmont Row 



ATLANTIC CITY 

Kemlck Moos Shop 

1117 Boardwalk 

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iox» Market 8t. 

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BALTIMORE 

Kemlck 8oa* Shop 
8<M* Weot Lexington 8t. 

WASHINGTON 

Kemlck bong Shop 
434 Seventh St., N. W. 



BROOKLYN 

Kemlck 8oog Shop 

060 Fulten St. 



CLEVELAND 

Kemlck Hong Shop 

l'ubllc bquaro 

CINCINNATI 

Kemlck Department 
Tho Fair, Kace St. 



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THAT WAS LONELY. Humanity Is fall of It, In fact there Is more sympathy la circulation 
than money. We are sure that this feeling of pity for "His Lonesome Highness" Is th< 
principal reason why 

GOODWIN AND MEYER'S 

LATEST SONG IS THE 

BANNER HIT OF THE YEAR 1911 

MAYBE 



THE SONG 

THAT 
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THAT IS 
WHY I'M 



NO GUESSING 
ABOUT THIS 

SONG. 
WE KNOW. 



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LONELY 

IF YOU FIND THAT YOU HAYE ONE BONO IN YOUR ACT T HAT IS NOT MAKING 
GOOD, SUBSTITUTE THIS SONG FOR IT, AND BE IDENTIFIED WITH THE BIGGEST 
HIT THAT THE HOUSE OF REMICK HAS EYER PUBLISHED. 

WRITE OR CALL TO-DAY, WE ARE ALL READY FOR YOU. 
OUR PIANISTS AT ANY OF OUR BRANCH STORES WILL GLADLY PLAY FT FOR YOU. 



Special Adv. No. 8. 

Dea't wait until you 
come to Now York; wo 
have pianists at all of 
our stores who will glad- 
ly play any of our songs 
for you. 



TORONTO, Can. 

Remlck Sons* Shop 

101 Yonge St. 



ST. LOUIS 

Remlck Song Shop 

»0» Olive St. 



LOUISVILLE 

Remlck Department 

Strauss A Sons Co. 

MINNEAPOLIS 

Remlck Deportment 
Powers Mercantile Co. 

INDIANAPOLIS 

Kemlck Department 

L. 8. Ayres ft Co. 



PORTLAND 

Remlck 

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Shop 



St. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

Remlck Hone Shop 

•06 Market St. 

LOS ANGELES 

Remlck Sons: Shop 

817 S. Broadway 



PITTSBURGH 

Remlck Song Shop 

80S Fifth Ave. 



CHICAGO 

Profess ion a l Parlors 
Majestic Than. Bid, 



THE SEASON IS OPEN. ACTS ARE 
IN DEMAND. SHOW BUSINESS IS 
BOOMING. Is your act O. K.? Does it 
need stremjtheninti? Are your sonff s all 
they should be ? IF NOT, look over the 
list of sonjjs that we offer this year — 
they are all "UP TO THE MINUTE 
HITS," not "Have-been's," "Would- 
be V "Maybe-so's," but REAL LIVE 
ONES. Our sonsjs this year are like 
ATWOOD'S AEROPLANE - they lift 
you up, keep you up and take you 
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Flying Henrys. 
5 Mins.; Fall Stage. 
Hammerstein's. 

The Flying Henrys are opening the 
show this week. That is excuse 
enough for the lack of enthusiasm with 
which they were received. The boys 
have copied the style and general rou- 
tine of the Flying Martins. The act 
does not differ in any respect, except 
in the working, which is everything. 
The Henrys have not attained the 
speed nor the confidence necessary to 
put the turn over properly. They look 
well and are gingery, but it will take 
some working to properly round out 
the act. At present it is good for 
the "small time/' and a suitable open- 
er for the small big time, but where 
the Flying Martins have shown, the 
Henrys will not be able to follow, un- 
til working has put on the finer finish- 
ing touches. Dash. 



Five Satfluda*. 

Pedal Juggling. 

14 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Setting) 

Orphetun. 

These five Japanese go through a 
routine of "Risley" work and other 
pedal juggling that is remarkable. 
They handle their feet with all the 
skill of the most expert jugglers who 
use their hands. Gomedy is created 
by the usual tossing qf a barrel from 
one to the other and the efforts of 
the "catcher" to refrain from aliasing. 
From the rise of the olio drop and the 
shedding of their vari-colored gowns, 
there is not a dull moment. Jolo. 



Luba Meroff. 

Musical, Singing and Dancing. 

14 Mins.; One. 

American. 

Luba Meroff starts slowly, playing 
an operatic selection on the mandolin. 
It Is much too long. She then plays 
a short selection on the xylophone. 
While playing these instruments .Miss 
Meroff makes a pretty picture, garbed 
in tights. Working in front of a blue 
plush drop, Miss Meroff retires through 
the center of it, while she 6ings, and 
changes to a gown. An "audience 
song" is done in this gown, also a 
"coon" song. Miss Meroff has a con- 
tinental accent. Also a good voice 
that makes all her songs pleas- 
ing, although the "audience" number 
in which she uses a "plant," could 
be left alone. The idea is too oLd.. 
The girl finishes with a corking Rus- 
sian song and dance. Miss Meroff will 
easily find a place in regular vaude- 
ville, with a little study of her act. 

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Brennan and Wright. 
Travesty* Patter. 
11 Mins.; One. 

Brennan and - Wright' are two men 
whose act might be said to consist of 
pleasant and unpleasant recollections 
of vaudeville. The boys have gona 
the limit in procuring the oldest in the 
talk line. Outside of this the pair in- 
troduce several travesty* numbers 
which include the "mind reader" and 
"illustrated song singer," both more 
to be pitied than censured. Jest. 



Zola and Vlctorine. 

14 Mins.; One, Two and Three. 

San Francisco. 

This act is a novelty of its kind. 
With a few week's working out, would 
probably make good on the big time. 
The girls appear at the opening as a 
very pretty "sister" team. They sing 
and dance in a very creditable man- 
ner. On their exit after the first num- 
ber, the scene is changed to a traps- 
parent drop, . before which they do a 
toe dance. The scene is again changed 
to a black velvet drop, upon which 
are projected some cloud effects. The 
finale Is an electrical duel called "An 
Affair of Honor." It is handled in a 
capable manner, making a strong 
finish. Mac. 



Tremaine Sisters. 

Singing and Dancing. 

11 Mins.; One. 

The girls open in white outfits and 
close in black. They could improve their 
dressing more ways than one. They 
open with "When You're In Town" 
and after individual songs, close with 
"Alexander's Ragtime Band." If it 
wasn't for "Alexander," a lot of our 
"pop" acts would have to use dyna- 
mite bombs to wake an audience. But 
the Tremaine girls can dance, al- 
though their present routine could be 
a. whole lot stronger. Mark. 



Loughlin's Comedy Dogs. 

18 Mins., Full Stage. 

With fox terriers, Mr. Loughlin pro- 
vides fuh by letting the dogs loose 
on what compares with the "Human 
Roulette Wheel" in summer parks. 
The dogs do all kinds of funny falls 
off this whirling table, like a bunch of 
clowns. Before this, the dogs do 
aoflM-trieks with a ball -that is rolled 
up a steep spiral. One of the ani- 
mals rolls a big ball up this spiral 
while inside of it. • The comedy fin- 
ish on that move-around-table should 
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MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mfr.; agent. 
Orpheum Circuit). — Comedy is kins at the 
Majestic The holiday week bill la by far 
one of the best booking efforts New York has 
sent us In several weeks. ' The Irresistible 
Mabel Hlte returns to vaudeville, and In her 
second* "week has smoothed all the edges down 
until she is able to present one of the best 
single offerings Chicago has had all season. 
The comedienne appearing nest to last and 
following a perfectly arranged program, con- 
sisting of some exceptionally good acts, simply 
tied the audience up In convulsions, and then, 
with all the honors of the evening tucked 
under her arm, left them laughing;. For some 
reason or other, the bill was arranged some- 
what different than It was programed, and 
in the new order ran as smoothly as a hun- 
dred dollar Howard. After the klnodrome 
had kinodromed, the Tuscano Bros., with a 
score of heavy and rasor-edged battle axes. 
Juggled their way Into popularity, but only 
after they had passed the easy stage of double 
passing, and showed the sensational section of 
their routine. The finish makes the audience 
hold tight to the seats. The way the Tus- 
cano* work it up, placed them under the 
classification of excellent Bthel MoDonough 
returns with a routine of straight and comedy 
songs, closing -with her drum specialty. Miss 
McDonough also recalls "The Divine Myrma" 
when next to closing she rendered a seashore 
number in a nifty bathing suit Miss McDon- 
ough is a good enough "single" for any "big 
time" house. Gordon Eldrld and Co. over- 
came a heavy handicap by pulling down one 
of tho comedy hits of the evening around 
eight P. M. The playlet • got a bad start, 
principally through the poor acting of Ama 
Blakesly, who essayed the part of a colored 
servant.' Mlso- Blakesly tried hard enough, 
but she is ratsoasL Mr. Eldrld luckily came 
on in time to pull the 6ffering through, and 
"Won By a Leg" won by a length. Leon 
Rogee might be styled a mimic with advanced 
ideas. There are dozens of mimics and good 
ones who either stand In one spot or slide 
backwards. Rogee has gone ahead, and built 
a production around his ability. Had his ef- 
forts been fruitless In this respect he would 
deserve credit anyhow, but Rogee la making 
good and will continue to make good wher- 
ever he shows. As a mimic, and the word 
sounds a little flat for this offering, Mr. Ro- 
gee stands on top of the list. "Tho Top of 
the World Dancers" held a good spot to ad- 
vantage and gathered up a safe hit. Ray- 
mond and Caverly with some new material 
since last seen here kept the packed house 
laughing at their cross-fire dialog. Their par- 
odies cornered both laughter and applause. 
Mabelle Adams and C. T. O'Donnell and Co., 
presenting "Zlla" from the play of Maurice de 
Marcey, gave the audience a peep at a master- 
piece. Miss Adams with her violin and ex- 
cellent acting captured the house from her 
first entrance. Ner dialect, a mixture of 
French and Italian, backed up by a splendid 
appearance in gypsy garb, was a treat at all 
times. Miss Adams has a pair of eyes that 
seem to go right through the object she is 
looking at. Her support Is, with the excep- 
tion of Mr. O'Donnell, but fair. However, the 
two principals easily carry the playlet 
through. While the story Is well written it 
would look better to have the second man In 
at the finale. "Zlla" Is well presented by the 
Adams-O'Donnell Co., and belongs In the 
headline class. Miss Adams by her individual 
work places it there. The Zara Carmen Trio 
closed with an act that has been well staged, 
especially the details. The hoop and baton 
work are exceptionally clever. 

WYNN. 



LA SALLE OPERA HOUSE.— Relighted for 
the season Sunday night, when Cnlcagoahs 
saw for the first time the new Askln musical- 
comedy offering "Louisiana Lou." The little 
Madison street playhouse was sold out com- 
pletely for the reopening performance, and, 
incidentally, the management makes the Im- 
portant and significant announcement that 
capacity performances are assured for the en- 
tire week ahead. The book of the new com- 



position Is the Joint creation of Frederick 
Donaghey and Addison Burkhardl Ben B. 
Jerome composed the music. The production 
was staged under the direction of Frank 
Smlthson, who put on "The Sweetest Girl in 
Paris" and "The Girl I Love," both former 
LaSalle successes. In this show the LaSalle 
stagesmlth has eclipsed his previous efforts by 
a comfortable margin. This may be largely 
due, perhaps, to the fact that in "Louisiana 
Lou" he has better material to stage. Cer- 
tainly no producer, could very well ask for a 
more, capable line-up of entertainers than are 
seen in this play.- Headed by Alex Carr, the 
list includes Bernard Granville, Sophie 
Tucker, Eva Fallon, Robert O'Conf.or, Will- 
iam Riley Hatch, Mary Qulve and Paul Mc- 
Carthy. "Louisiana Lou" has a story that Is 
human and Interesting. Tho tale Is relate*" 
without the intervention of one really dull 
moment. The narrative relates the adven- 
tures of ona Jacob Lldoffskl, a Russian, who 
has been forced to flee from his native land 
to escape political persecution, and Roderick 
Konkarney, an Irishman, who left the Em- 
erald Isle for America 'in search of a for- 
tune. Steerage -passengers on the same vea- 
«el, the pair form an acquaintance, which, 
beginning in a fist fight, ripens into a warm 
and lasting friendship. They both locate In 
New Orleans and at the time of the opening 
of the play, have become men of Importance 
In that city. Konkarney has a son Jack, 
while Lldoffskl, who remained a bachellor, 
has adopted a foundling "Louisiana Lou" by 
name, who has been receiving an education 
in Europe. It la the wish and purpose of the 
two old cronies that young Konkarney and 
Lldoffaki's ward shall marry. Contrary to 
tho desires of the elders. Jack falls in love 
with Delia Fair, a sister of his father's sec- 
ond wife, while Lou meets her affinity in the 
person of Nixon Holmes, Jack's business 
partner. Carr essays Lldoffskl, a part splen- 
didly fluted for his particular style. In this 
piece Carr Is given an opportunity to sing. 
His rendition of a new composition entitled 
"My. Rose of the Ghetto," was one of the vo- 
cal hits of the evening. In the singing, Miss 
Fallon offers three numbers, "If Love Be 
Madness," "When Paddy Goes a Courtln' " and 
"The Joys and the Glooms," each scoring. 
The latter Is founded upon Tom Powers' 
newspaper illustrations. It is a novelty in 
, the song line. Mr. Granville dances quite as 
gracefully here as he did in the Emily Wehlln 
show, and with the infusion of a little more 
"ginger" his efforts will be one of the strong 
points In the play. Miss Qulve contribute* 
much to the support of the song number of 
Carr, playing a violin obllgato with tender- 
ness and expression. Miss Tucker is the same 
energetic, strenuous Soph of old, only per- 
haps a bit more artistic. Her "rag" num- 
bers went over, with the usual vim and snap 
that characterizes her work, and called for 
their share of the evening's applause. One 
of these numbers is programmed "The Purl- 
tan Dance." It is strongly suggestive of the 
"Turkey Trot" In the Bayes-Norworth show, 
except that In the hands of Miss Tucker iti 
interpretation is a trifle more vigorous. Hub- 
ert O'Connor made a typical French waiter. 
supposed to be the Duke de Lune In private 
life, although really a fortune-seeking nn- 
poster. Dorothy Granville was the ld-al 
show girl wife of Konkarney, and Paul Mc- 
Carthy was a noble looking and well ai ted 
Jack, the Irishman's son. The new LaS:>lle 
chorus Is a delightful mixture of good l«>>ka 
and figures. The members as a whole < an 
sing, too, as well .as dance. This they <Hd 
frequently and tirelessly. T,he stage nettings 
are splendid specimens of the taste and b^ 11 
of the designer and scenic artist. The open- 
ing set shows a street scene In the Fr« uch 
quarter of New Orleans, and the second .ind 
last pictures a southern homo on the bank of 
the Mississippi River, which stream w "Is 
its way gracefully across the panoramic vnw 
In the distance. "Louisiana Lou" Is a t > i • • a I 
LaSalle production, like the conceits < '.at 
have preceded it. It Is full of lots and >ta 
of good entertainment. If anything, ••>!* 
show Is better than Its predecessors. 

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OLYMPIC. — "Uncle Sam." a farce comedy, 
opened at the Olympic theatre Sunday night. 
Thos. A. Wise and John Barrymore, the Joint 
stars, are very well known to Chicagoans. 
It was only necessary to announce their Joint 
appearance to draw a capacity house. Each 
of the co-stars were accorded a warm re- 
ception as they made their respective ap- 
pearance, and the cordiality reached a climax 
at the conclusion of the second act when 
they were forced to respond to a vigorous 
curtain call. Barrymore very modestly side- 
stepped the speech thing by declining the 
honor In favor of his partner-thesplan. The 
latter gracefully responded, saying he trusted 
the new show would prove a satisfactory suc- 
cessor to "Get-Rlch-Qulck Walllngford." 
Everybody was expecting something out of 
the ordinary, and that no one went away dis- 
appointed Is a certainty. The Wlse-Barry- 
more combination were at their best, and 
when that Is said. It Is a lot. Their support 
was gilt-edged. If there was a single flaw 
In the' acting. It was not In evidence. The 
offering was cleverly and appropriately staged,, 
and the production rnn along with the 
smoothness and regularity of a newly oiled 
clock. If there wss a possible flaw in the 
mechanical efforts it was In the closing of 
the Inst set. when the automobile of Col. 
Sam Ounnlson. the pnrt essayed by Mr. Wise, 
was mnde to move off stage by hand Instead 
of by Its own power of locomotion. "Uncle 
Sam" Is In three acts, by Ann Caldwell and 
James O'Dea. It Is a comedy without music. 
The effort Is a comedy-gem of the flrst water. 
The lines are bright and sparkling, and the 
situations Irresistibly funny. In "Uncle Sam" 
there Is nn Interesting story that relates the 
adventures of a wealthy Nevada mine owner, 
who Is touring Europe while on a visit to his 
nephew In Germany. The "Uncle" has been 
entrusted with the care nnd education of the 
yon n ir man, by a deceased sister, and accom- 
panying him on his European trip Is an at- 
tractive American girl, his selection for the 
wife of the nephew. The opening scene Is 
laid In the- court yard and entrance to a 
public Inn near Heidelberg, where the nephew 
Is enjoying the society of an actress and 
adventuress named Kltzl Von Tromp. Rob- 
ert Hudson, the nephew, learns of the matri- 
monial plans of his uncle. He prepares to 
circumvent them by assuming an unnatural 
sir of femininity and foppishness calculated 
to disgust the Intended bride. The unmanly 
actions and manners of young Hudson have 
a disgusting effect on the rough and ready 
nature of the uncle as well, and who Imme- 
diately prepares to return to America with- 
out his nephew. In the meantime, the latter 
develops a fancy for the charming American 
girl nnd wishing to delay the proposed de- 
parture for Nevada, proceeds to carry out his 
plans by stealing the magneto point from the 
uncle's auto. Then to make the situation 
more cnmpllcate-d. the Colonel becomes enam- 
ored of Miss Wright's aunt and chaperon. 
Grace Elllston. His success In love mnklng 
Is so unsatisfactorily slow that he takes th« 
advlre of his chauffer and undertakes to 
«pe the foppish manners assumed by his 
student nephew. Words can scarcely de- 
scribe the ludicrous situations that follow 
when the uncle nnd nephew meet later on In 
ttie play. The effect was so extremely funny 
the flrst night that even the orchestra was 
convulsed with laughter. The story has a 
happy ending when the nephew volunteers 
fo run nil the way Into Heidelberg and back 
for the express purpose of getting n new 
"m.->irnoto point " when In reality he only goes 
n "'ifTlrlont distance away to he out of the 
sight of the touring party. Tn due time he 



returns, of course, with the part that he had 
previously taken from the auto. The uncle, 
unconscious of this fact, welcomes his return 
with a burst of appreciative enthusiasm. The 
members of the. supporting company have evi- 
dently been selected with care'antf excellent 
ludgment. Cyril Blddulph essays' the part 
of Ethelbert Anstey, an English student, with 
artistic cleverness, and John J. Scannell is 
an Ideal Cavanaugh. the American chauffer. 
The latter is given much of the dialoguing 
and this he does- In- a way that stamps -him 
an actor of much ability. Juliette Dlka proves 
herself an Able dialectician as well as a real 
character actress in the part of the Viennese 
adventuress.* /Josephine Brown, as Amy 
Wright, is a typical American girl, and cor- 
respondingly natural Is {Catherine Blythe in 
the role of her sister "Pinkie." Ida Darling 
comes in for a share of the honors in the 
part of the aunt, and Louise' Muldener gives 
a pleasing exhibition of character work as 
Frau Vogel, the hostess of the "Bellende 
Wurst" Inn. Others In the cast are Emmett 
Whitney as Gordon Wright, the father of 
Amy; Eugene Hohenwart, husband of Kltzl 
#Von Tromp: Albert Roccardl, a French no- 
bleman; Pauline Whttson, a bread woman, 
and Hans. Hansen, Kurt Worhle, Paul Arpold 
and Richard 'Bosch, German waiters. Ap- 
propos of "Uncle Sam," he caught on im- 
mensely the flrst night out. Jt will be unex- 
pectedly strange If , he does not habitat at 
the Olympic for the entire season. 

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STAR AND GARTER (Chas. Moe. mgr.).— 
Pete Clark's "Runaway Girls" this week pre- 
sent what Is programed as a "two-act musi- 
cal travesty." The billing is certainly ap- 
propriate, for Clark has assembled a classy 
layout of principals, and for a chaser has 
followed his selections up with one of the 
best choruses that ever ambled on an Eastern 
Wheel stage. This assertion goes Just as 
it reads, for Clark's girls are* everything a 
chorus girl should be. They look good, dress 
well, dance excellently, and sing better than 
any group that have visited the windy city 
In several seasons. For size they hardly vnry 
more than two inches with one exception, a 
diminutive blonde who holds down an end. 
and who was probably selected for her ability, 
as she outworks the rest of the line with 
ease, and to accomplish this must travel 
some pace. The flrst part Is In four scenes, 
the opening showing the Italian Gardens at 
the Savoy hotel In London. The three fol- 
lowing are short scenes and with one ex- 
ception,, the finale, are all In "one." While 
on the scenic question. Pete Clark has over- 
looked an opportunity for improvement when 
he failed to provide an Interior one drop 
for the second showing, a scene for which 
a street drop was utilized at the Star and 
Garter. In this bit one of the principals 
appear In tights, while another Is robed lust 
a trifle warmer. A hall drop would have been 
appropriate and belongs. The opening romp 
Is labeled "The Runaway Girls In Dlxl?." 
This title also goes for the burlesque and 
fits the latter better. There are several 
principals, every one well fltted and each 
given an opportunity to prove and display 
versatility which they do. Tn the flrst part 
the bulk of the work falls to Clare Evans. .Too 
Opp. George Clarke, Babette. Adellna Roat- 
tlno. and the chorus. Evans played an Irish 
character, one of the Inoffensive kind and 
entirely free from horse play or roughness. 
He carried the comedy throughout this sec- 
tion. At times when It looked as though 
things would slow tip. and these times were 



few and far between, Evans would get away 
with something that changed the entire sit- 
uation. Opp played opposite Evans in an 
English character and regardless of what has 
been said of Opp's characterizing, he cer- 
tainly redeemed himself in this section as well 
as In the burlesque where he Impersonated a 
"hick," entirely different from those pre- 
viously Introduced to burlespue. George Clark 
handled two different characters In the open- 
ing piece, one a Swedish army officer and the 
other a straight^ Scotchman, while in tho 
burlesque he helped out doing Irish. The two 
former efforts. weTe excellently played, but it 
mlghj' haVe been better had Evans retained 
his Irlch character throughout the show, and 
Clark given the tramp Impersonation attempt- 
ed by Bvarfr. • The latter would certainly have 
made the better Irishman. Then Clark 
wouldn't have had to strain himself to sur- 
pass Evan's ability In handling the "hobo." 
In the female division. Miss Roattlno with her 
splendid soprano voice walked away with 
the singing department and carried three 
numbers to repeated encores, the best being 
her opening, "Robert the Devil." Inci- 
dentally this was the musical hit of the 
program. "Hero's to the Girl" and "Bonnie, 
Sweet Bonnie, the Maid of Dundee." a Scotch 
number in whldh she was" assisted by Clark, 
were the other two nuiftbers led by Miss 
Roattlno. In each she was rewarded with 
a solid storm of applause for more. Uabette 
contributed largely through her dancing and 
dialect. Her appearance in some nifty cos- 
tumes was also an asset. Without Babette 
the whole affair would assume a different 
aspect. Violet Rio need not bo forgot- 

ten for while she did not overwork her- 
self. It was becnu.se of lack of opportunity. 
What Babette attempted, she did well, es- 
pecially In the olio which she opened with 
Eugene/ Kelly, In some songs nnd dances. 
The pair helped the vaudeville part of the 
program besides contributing their efforts 
to both pieces. H. L. Richardson held n 
small role, but one of vital Importance, nnd 
he likewise kept up the good work. Chan. 
Fagln was the "straight" man, of the George 
Cohan type. Fagln would do better ns an 
"everyday- man." However he carried bis 
part to success, but his character was a 
handicap, for Fngin Is clever enough. The 
plot Is light and of no consequence In this 
show- There are ho vera 1 well written and 
boj^er staged scenes bef.we.en tip- principals 
that would do lustice' to a t w o-doll'ir pro- 
duction. None bear even a trace of sug- 
gestlvcncss nor even "ginger." The sing- 
ing Is the strong part of the "Runaways." 
In this department they will have to be 
tied before beaten. The VoM timing has 
been carefully attended to, as has the stag- 
ing of the numbers, one k especially, a drill 
led by Miss Rio. railing for several encores. 
The main trouble with Clark's "Runaway 
Girls" Is the speed of the flrst part. It 
sets too fast a pace for the burlesque, writ- 
ten around a southern theme. The show 
slows up considerably In the afterpiece, but 
this may have been caused through the pres- 
ence of George Armstrong as an extra at- 
traction. Armstrong a* usual stopped the 
show. He was forced to come back and 
render an encore, after the curtain had as- 
cended on the second part nnd the girls had 
begun their opening number. The burlesque 
honors belong to .Toe Opp and George Searcy. 
Searcy held an unimportant part In the flrst 
Sertlon. playing n "wench" and evidenced 

Unlimited possibilities. The afterpiece was 

evidently rushed through, for with one num- 
ber eliminated, the show ran tmtll after five 
o'clock. In the olio CI. -irk also offers "The 



Tigress of Monterey," a dramatic comedy of 
the Mexican underworld. The "Mexican 
Underworld" offers a new field for the French 
pantomime producers. It is worthy of some- 
thing better than burlesque, but it will need 
a sensational dancer of the "Apache" type 
The piece Is well saturated with comedy! 
Babette. Roattlnno, Clark and Evans car- 
ried the banner parts in this and between 
the comedy and dramatic situations It scored 
mildly. Pete Clark has a corking good 
show and with some slight changes will set 
a fast pace. The strength of the "Runaway 
Girls" lays in their singing, the flrst part 
and in the girls. Clark has the glrllest 
burlesque show Chicago has seen this season. 

WYNN. 

COLONIAL.- Reopened for the season, 4 
with Zlegfeld's "Follies of 1911 " The good- 
natured-vlsagc of Manager James Jay Brady 
was wreathed In the broadest of smiles and 
well It might be, too. for the "sold out" sign 
was displayed conspicuously In the lobby long 
before curtain time. The consensus of opin- 
ion hero Is that the "Follies" of this season Is 
not up to the standard of Zlegfeld's efforts 
of former years, although the show Is ad- 
mittedly well worth going to see. The chorus 
falls short of what might be expected of a 
Zlegfcld production, but no particular fault 
can be found with the staging of the show. 
The cast Is a very capable one that Includes 
Bessie McCoy. Vera Maxwell. Fanny Brlce, 
Walter Perclval and Bert Williams. The en- 
gageinent Is limited. 



Herbert Brooks, the magician and card 
manipulator, who has been touring Canada 
with his own company, has abandoned the 
road show Idea nnd will return to vaudeville 
next week In a single. Brooks has discon- 
tinued the trunk trick, generally conce >d 
to be the bcBt of Its kind, nnd will Inst ad 
offer a comedy single In one. 



Ed. Raymond, manager of the Crystal, Mil- 
waukee, has thought up an original and In 
genlous advertising scheme for his bouse. The 
recent law p.is.se,| | M n,,. H tate of Illinois, pro- 
hibiting the use of pnbllr drinking cups Is at 
tho base of the Idea. The Wisconsin State 
Fair takes place in Milwaukee shortly and 
Raymond, anticipating n large delegation of 
Chicago people, has mailed all his acquaint- 
ances a sanitary paper drinking cupon which 
Is printed u cleverly wrllttn advertisement 
for the Crystal. A letter accompanies the 
cup ndvlslng the n-elphni that the eup will 

be of great service While- enrotlte since the 

trains have tabooed the public cup, and winds 
up with a nice little Invitation to visit the 
Crystal when thirsty for entertulnment and 
pleasure. 



Edward Sheldon's melodramatic composi- 
tion. "The Boss," was Installed at the Gatrlck 
Saturday night for a limited engagement. The 
reception accorded the opening augers well 
for a successful visit here. The play was 
seen at the I.yrlc last senson for a brief 
period and Its stay proved to be quite too 
short to satisfy tin- appetites of loe.-tl tloa- 
ter-goeis. Holbrook Itlitm Is again In the 
leading role and is supported by a capable 
ami evenly balanced lompany of pla>ers. In 
addition to the former the <.ist is i om 
prised of Me M Craham. l-Vliv Kr. ml'>. M nub 
Kcaly. Henry Sargennt. Keiin.Mi Hill, H A 
LaMoite. Ruth Ib-nvon. T-.lm M. Trough ton. 
Eugene Sha k ' sp- a re. WYiiiit Diim Tho ma.* 
M'lir.HM- and I'r.ii ^ .luli.iii. The si- ' >i l,on 
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CHANCED FROM "3" TO "8" at the BRIGHTON THEATRE LAST WEEK AFTER THE FIRST PERFORMANCE 





THE DIMINUTIVE PRIMA DONNA 

Direction TOM PENFOLD and HELEN LEHMANN. Booked by PAT CASEY 

EXT WEEK (Sept. 11) CREENPOINT, BROOKLY 



tween Mr. Bllnn and Miss Fealy. The latter 
essays the role formerly played by Miss Emily 
Stevens and her Interpretation of the part Is 
a pleasing piece of histrionic work. 

The second season of stock at the War- 
rington theatre In Oak Park wu ushered in 
last night with a creditable presentation of 
"The Marriage of William Ashe." In addi- 
tion to Grace Hayward, leading woman and 
wife of Oeorge Oatts, manager of the house, 
the company Includes Charles W. Dingle. Lew 
J. Welch, Chester Wallace, David Marlowe. 
Rose Watson, Dolle Davis, Colette Powers, 
Walter Poulter, Frank H. Livingstone, Will- 
lam Webb and Robert Jones. 



Baffled at every turn In her efforts to be- 
come a successful vaudeville actress, Marlon 
Dorff, an eighteen-year-old girl of this city, 
attempted to put an end to her failures last 
Friday by resorting to suicide, In her room In 
a North Side boarding house. She selected 
illuminating gas as the agency of death. But 
for the timely Intervention of Inquiring friends 
her efforts toward suffocation would have been 
successful. The young woman was rushed to 
a local hospital where strong hopes are en- 
tertained for her recovery. For more than 
a year Miss Dorff had sought employment in 
vaudeville, but could not secure* a permanent 
foothold. Destitution made her desperate. 



The reopening of the College for the regu- 
lar stock season occurred 4, with a per- 
formance of "The Yankee Prince." The 
house Is again under the direction of T. O. 
Oleason. Such old favorites as Marie Nel- 
son, Rodney Ranous and Camllle D'Arcy arc 
still with the company. 

Frank Q. Doyle has settled all existing 
differences between his offices and the Morris- 
l,oew combination, and has purchased all 
the furniture and fixtures formerly In the 
Morrls-Loew office. 



During their visit here William Morris and 
Marcus Lo* v discussed plans of changing 
the decorations of the Inside lobby at the 
American theatre. When that house opens 
sometime In early October, the house will 
look entirely different to the weekly patrons. 
It Is possible that the same house staff will 
be retained. Manager Harrison having been 
active around the premises during the sum- 
mer. 



The Danlels-Outhman Scenic Company has 
suspended operations after a few weeks of 
existence. Outhman, who tried the agency 
business recently with like results, has de- 
cided to stick right to the transfer busi- 
ness for life, regardless of the flattering 
figures offered In other branches of the pro- 
fession. Daniels formerly owned a studio 
of his own. He will probably return to the 
business single handed. 

The annual season of grand opera will 
open here Nov. 2S / with a presentation In 
French of "8ampson et Delilah." The opera 
season will as usual hold forth at the Audi- 
torium theatre. The following night "Car- 
men" In French will be the attraction. 

I. H. Herk. manager of the BJmplre and 
Star theatres end proprietor of several shows 
circling the Western Wheel, will continue 
with the regular Friday night wrestling fea- 
tures during the coming season. Herk, 
through his connection with the Empire Ath- 
letic Club, which stages all the large mat 
events. In In a position to secure the best 
talent In the grappling line. 

Abe Halle, treasurer of the new Angelc* 
Opera House and formerly treasurer of the 
Amerlran Mimic Hall (when Ernie Youna; 
wan absent), was nuccessfully operated on by 
Dr. WelllnKton Stewart. Halle was In suit- 
able shape to peddle pasteboards at the An- 
geles the opening night. 



The recent edict of Police Chief McWeeny 
compelling all music on the North Bide to 
cease playing after an early evening hour. 
Is raising havoc with the several music halls 
and "free-and-easys" in that section of town. 
The Chief's move was actuated by several 
complaints Issuing from residents of the fash- 
ionable district. While the minority miss the 
•Drizzly Bear" and "The Barbary Wiggle." 
nevertheless the majority do not miss their 
sleep. The Chief evidently figured out the 
sleep thing. 



HARRY TATE'S <§. 

FISHING ^MOTORING 



New York 
England 
Australia 
Africa 



BESSIE WYNN 



IN VAUDEVILLE 



RAWSON and CLARE 

IN "KIDS OF YESTERDAY" (A delightful story of youth) 

NEXT WEEK (SEPT. 10), EMPRESS, CINCINNATI. 

Exclusive Management. CHRIS O. BROWN 



first class opening number. Lee Lloyd, singer, 
with Jay Roberts at the piano, were pro- 
nounced hit, the pianist sharing the honora 
Klein Brothers and Sibyl Brennan In their 
bits from "In Panama" were liked. Mme. 
Beeson A Co., second week, pleased. Cadets 
De Oascogne, also holdover, encored. Crouch 
and Welch repeated last week's success. 
Wynne Bros., well received, also second 
week. 



Richard C*rle, In "Jumping Jupiter," opened 
at the Columbia, 2*. to a packed house. In 
the role of the beauty doctor, he carried off 
t».t honors of the evening. This piece should 
do n leconj I- 1 tineas here In San Francisco. 
"The 8prlng Maid." which follows. Is a very 
much heralded production, and will open here 
for two weeks. 



With the opening of the new Cort, the the- 
atrical season commenced In earnest This 
house is bound to te a winner, as It Is one of 
the most beautiful In the west, and the line 
of U'oiuetlons that have been booked In, are 
of the Cleux A older. The opening piece, 
"Baby Mine." was billed like a circus. 



CHA8. CROSSMAN AND HIS 



BANJOPHIENDS 



Special feature with 



Wilfred Clarke 

PresenUng his own sketch, "THE DEAR DEPARTED." 

Direction Max Hart 

DEAS, REED and DEAS 



Some Singing 



Some Comedy 



Some Clothes 



SOME CLASS. 
OPENING THE SEASON (SEPT. 7-9), HEAD LINERS, HOYT'S THEATRE, SOUTH 

NOBWALK, CONN. 



Oakland took a little spurt, theatrically 
speaking, with Henry Miller and Max Dill 
appearing at the MeDonough theatre. This 
house has been dark since the Lander Stev- 
ens company closed there to go on tour. The 
Broadway theatre, n It dependent vaudeville 
hciUM- of Oakland, h.is had a change of 
policy. Seven acta Price of admission, 
which was ten cents, has been raised to 10-10. 
Ouy Smith, manager of the Broadway, states 
that when the Pant ages house Is finished he 
will have opposition that will make him 
rustle to keep up his end of the business, and 
as ! Is a Irm believer In the old adage, 
"In time of peace, prepare for war," he de- 
cided to take this step. 



Margaret Webb, partner of Jack Connelly in 
the act playing at the Oakland Orpheum 
la*t week, while curling her hair preparatory 
to the performance, accidentally let the Iron 
drop, striking her across the eye, and In- 
juring her so seriously It Is feared she will 
lose the sight of the eye. Mr. Connelly 
went on alone and did very big. 



Walter Messenger was "a friend In need" 
to H. Darlington. Darlington has been doing 
the advance work for Olen Harper on a round 
of one night stands about the country. He 
got Into an argument with Harper over 
money matters. Harper swore out a war- 
rant In Watson vine charging felony em- 
tosslement to the amount of $18.00. Dar- 
lington was found? fa this city and arrested 
n id placed In detention over night. Messen- 
ger heard about the trouble and went his 
ball, stating that Darlington was an Innocent 
party. In the meantime Messenger got Into 
communication with District Attorney Ben 
Knight of 8anta Cruz, explaining the matter 
to him. He Immediately reached Harper, 
with the result that the matter was settled 
satisfactorily. Darlington was reinstated to 
his official capacity as manager ahead of the 
show. 



Oeorge O'Farrell, who was slated to ap- 
pear with Roberts, Bergen and Roberts In 
the cast of "Jim, the Penman." has been en- 
gaged by Manager Harry Bishop of the Te 
Liberty theatre, Oakland. 



Ralph Kettering has concluded his services 
as press representative at White City. He 
Is dividing his time and efforts between the 
management of the Alhambra theatre and as- 
sisting Col. William Roche In directing the 
business affairs of the BIJou. 8lnce becoming 
the right-hand man of the Colonel. Ketter- 
ing Is a busy Individual. 



Frederick Landls, brother of Judge Landls 

of this city, Is the author of a play which 

Is said to be under consideration by William 
A. Brady. 

Bothwell Browne, the female Impersonator, 
Is scheduled for an early appearance at the 
Oarrlck In "Miss Jack." 



WILLARD (Jones, Llnlck and Schaefer. 
mgrs. ; W. V. M. A., agent). — Oenaros Band. 
Ouyer Valle and Co., Four Bards, Arthur 
Hahn, Lydon and Dorman 

WIL80N AV. (Jones, Llnlck and Schaefer, 
mgra.; W. V. M. A., agent). — Madame Herr- 
mann, Jack Harlow and Co., Melody Four, 
Lulgl Ploare- Troupe, Roblsch and Childress. 

PARKWAT (A. H. Lewis, mgr. ; Frank Q. 
Doyle, agent). — Lew Hawkins, The Four Lln- 
colha, Van Camp, Lewis-Irving Co., Nancy 
Leo Rice. 



When Gertrude Hoffmann opens at the Ly- 
ric. 11. with her Russian ballet, she will 
dance on a brand new stage, now being In- 
stalled preparatory to the reopening of the 
houw for th* efcaaon. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

By J. E. MeCLENNAN. 

VARIETY'S San Francisco Office, 

•01 Market St. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct). — "Cheyenne Days" turned out to be a 
real sensation on this week's bill. It Is a 
miniature wild west show, with Lucille Mul- 
hall. Art Boden and Otto Kline featured. 
The Trio Du Oroa, comedy aerobata, matte * 



The roster of the Pantages theatre, new 
stock, In Bellingham, Wash., Is as follows: 
Victor J. Donald, Ollle Oook, Clarke bur- 
roughs. Carl Caldwell. Fred McKnlght, T.oule 
Koch. Minor Reed, Maude L. Francis. C.rare 
McGinn and Mae Slmmona They open with 
"Mrs. Temple's Telegram." 

Another grand opera company Is *lat> <1 to 
appear here this fall, presenting well known 
artists and a repertoire complete of the fav- 
orite operas. This is no other than the Be- 
vanl Opera Company. With the Lom^ardl 
Opera Company, the French company plated 
to appear, and the Bevanl company, there 
will be plenty of opera In 8an Francisco 

The Cort, Ogden, will be under the man- 
agement of Mr. Barry, who has been with Mr. 
Cort for a long time. 



Allen Doone. at the close of his en cle- 
ment at the Wigwam theatre, will a<»n ' or 
Australia with Edna Kelley, where Mr. Tmone 
will manage theatres In Melbourne and Sld< 



WMs <MM0*rt*0 aS v e rt laemtnU ktndhf mention VAMtWTt. 



VARIETY 



29 




IN VAUDEVILLE 

BOOKED SOLID 






• : 



Still Represented by PAT CASEY 



ney. He will appear alternately In the two 
cities, with his own Musical Comedy Com- 
pany. 



Mabel Rigelman, a talented young Oak- 
land soprano, will give a special afternoon 
concert at the Columbia. 17. She has Just 
returned from abroad after studying under 
Mme. Gadskl. It was while the famous 
artist was touring the west that she heard 
Miss Rigelman. and became Interested. The 
program has been arranged by Mms. Oadskl 
herself. 



Because A. Burton Wesner, formerly an 
actor at the Alcazar, did not pay $26.00 a 
week alimony, as ordered by the court, his 
divorced wife accused him of extravagant 
living. In an affidavit filed, Mrs. Wesner de- 
clares that she was so 111 from the strain 
of the divorce proceedings that she Is now re- 
gaining her health In New York. She thinks 
her husband Is getting $100.00 a week In- 
stead of $75.00, as he claims. Wesner told 
Judge Van Nostrand, who had him appear 
to show cause why he should not be sen- 
tenced for contempt of court, that he was 
$471.00 In debt and that he could not afford 
to pay $SB.OO a week. He asks that It be 
changed to $26.00 a month. His wife, he 
says. Is a dancing teacher and fully able to 
take care of herself. He claims that she 
Is now taking a vacation In New York on the 
money that he has paid her as alimony. 



The Ed. Armstrong musical comedy com- 
pany closes at the Lyceum, Los Angeles, Oct. 
16. Mr. Armstrong Is In San Francisco at 
present negotiating with Mr. Cort. for an 
opening at the Savoy. 



Ernie Walker Is leaving San Francisco, II, 
to play four weeks In Honolulu. He will go 
from there to Australia, where he will meet 
his partner. Mr. 8trum. and they will play 
the Brennan Circuit there. They will return 
to the 8tates some time next year. 



The Four Black Diamonds who took 
"Nanna's" place on the Orpheum bill at 
Oakland have been re-engaged for this week. 



PORTOLA-LOUVRE (Herbert Meyerfeld. 
mgr. ; Lester Fountln. amusement mgr. ). — 
Pour Black Diamonds; Jenne Fletcher; Mar- 
guerite Favar A Co.; 8usanne Reml; Reed and 
Wllbert. 

PHILADELPHIA 

By OEOROB M. YOUNG. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr : agent, U. 
B. O.). — 80 much latitude Is allowed tor the 
stretch of Imagination: In producing vaudeville 
■ketches that the average patron has to guess 
whether the Idea Is to interest or amuse. 
There is a vast difference between the two 
and both po'nts are very often missed. For 
his return to vaudeville, Sidney Drow Is pre- 
senting, in conjunction with Lionel Barrymore 
a sketch composed of two scenes from "The 
Rivals," the piece being called ' Bob Acres." 
The scene* used are the char "nee and dur!. 
The sketch Is well play J V • both Mr. Drew 
and Mr. Banymore ure admittedly clever 
artists and they hn • > excellent support from 
8. Rankin Drew Ktntsford Lovett and Fred- 
erick Bernard ton as a vaudeville sketch bid- 



ding for popularity, the offering ranks not 
very high. The Drew-Barrymore sketch can- 
not be credited with attaining much. For a 
name act to head a vaudeville bill the new 
act may do, but It will not create any gr<;at 
mark of success. It was well received hero 
through Its clever treatment Paul Dickey's 
"The Come Back" was more to the Hiring. 
This Is another "college life" sketch, employ- 
ing four men and a girl. The sketch starts 
slowly, but gains speed and the last few min- 
utes of It Is a regular hurrah, Thar* la the 
usual fault of over-playing, bat It has a cork- 
ing ending, and the boys work It up to a reg- 
ular riot. It brought a burst of applause 
after a liberal amount of laughter and held 
down Its position on a good bill In excellent 
shape. Ray Cox, who la one of our regular 
visitors did rather better than usual here. The 
Chestnut Street audlenee haa been rather hard 
for Miss Cox. but this time her material 
seemed to hit the mark, and she cleaned up 
nicely. Miss Cox stands well In front of 
women who can talk and get away with It on 
the stage as a "single." Haines and Vldocq, 
a couple of darkles who have been ambling 
around for a few periods put over a solid 
laughing hit The blackface pair, who have 
Just begun to split the cost of their burnt 
cork drew down their share of the laughs and 
did It after the Dickey sketch had left the 
house pretty well laughed out. Nat Haines 
claims the dividend on the cork comes from 
Vldocq healing so much abont "split-weeks.** 
It's been a long while since anything but a 
"sight" act closed a Keith bill, but Ous 2d- 
wards' "Schoolboys and Girls" held down 
the spot In line style. James F. McDonald 
offered a mixture of songs and stories which 
pleased and Can field and Carleton won liberal 
favor In their sketch. "The Hoodoo." McOln- 
nls Brothers did nicely with thulr natty danc- 
ing and singing turn and Benlsch proved a 
good opener. ,. 

* VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum. Mgr.; agent, H. 
Bart McHogh).— The "Aviator Olrl" was the 
feature act on this week's bill. It's a good 
big novelty for these houses and It was well 
staged. The Pikes offered a pleasing musical 
act. The gags should be cut out. Kearney 
and Rellly got some laughs with a lot of old 
material. Walter Stead did nicely with Eng- 
lf.u.t sor.tfs *hlch he announced as original 
and of his own composition. One of them was 
sung here by an English comedienne. The 
Bhrlor Trio act Is a boxing bout between two 
youngsters of tender ages, the third member 
of the trio acting as referee. The kids go four 
rounds. This is too long and the act needs 
something more than the boxing to get any- 
where. John Dempsey and Healey and Barry 
were the others. 

PALACE (L. B. Block, mgr.; agent, H. Bart 
McHugh). — Ye Old© Home Choir headlined.. 
Others were The Knapps; Charley York; Gates 
and Blake; Aerial Dunhams; Herbert and De 
Calvl: Jimmy Cowper. 

COLONIAL (Al. White, mgr.; booked di- 
rect). — The season opened this week with a 
pleasing bill at "pop" prlcea 

CASINO (Ellas A Koenlg. mgrs.). — The 
principal fault noticed In the majority of the 
shows on each "Wheel" seen so far this sea- 
son In this city is that they are sadly In need 
of finishing or that they are In such a state 
of turmoil from continuous changing that 
nothing seems to run smoothly, and as a re- 
sult the show suffers. While a manager must 



be commended for trying to Improve his show 
as quickly as possible the Idea ought to be 
settled by the time the show has played throe 
weeks so that a fairly smooth performance 
can be given. ■ This la all evident In the "Big 
Gaiety Show," one of the Jacobs A Jsrmon at- 
tractions playing the Casino this week. There 
is not a great deal that to now In the "Big 
Gaiety Show." Most of It Is reminiscent of 
last season's "The Majesties" This la no 
doubt due to the fact that Ous Fay and Joe 
Hollander are the prlnolpal comedians and 
aeveral other members of the principal cast 
were with Fred Irwin's show last year. The 
title uaed la "A Florida Enchantment." uaed 
for another piece In the aame show last sea- 
son. There Is a story which runs so dis- 
connectedly that It Is soon lost track of and 
the entertainment Is a musical melange, com- 
posed of "bits" with Fay always holding the 
center of the stage for comedy, and Hollan- 
der offering good support when the oppor- 
tunity affords. There are plenty of laughs In 
the "Big Gaiety Show." In the first and sec- 
ond parts or acts, Fay keeps the laugha going 
at a lively clip. In the first act the "violets" 
bit la uaed with Clara Douglaa Rackett and 
Charley Montgomery and proved Just aa big 
a laugh aa ever, while the funny Jail acene 
used In the "Majesties" with Fay and Hol- 
lander aa the star prisoners got Its full re- 
ward. There la a corking good olio followed 
by a "bit" of money changing In "one" be- 
tween Fay and Eddie Lovett, which halts the 
speed started by the vaudeville portion of the 
bill. There Is little to the second act except 
the "Nancy" song with the piano specialty 
between Fay and Hollander. The Luaaler 
Sisters, the original "I Do and I Don't" sister 
act, open thla acene with a hit of stepping, 
and Mlas Rackett leads a number In tights, 
followed by a French number led by Marls 
Beaugarde. Thla la worked up by Fay from 
the orchestra seats, bait the number, like 
nearlj aH the others m the ahow. suffer* for 
want of proper support and staging. The 
numbers are nearly all badly done. There are 
alxteen girls In the chorus, none overburdened 
with attractiveness or ability to get the need- 
ed results Thla may not be the fault of the 
girls. They are probably doing their best, 
but their best. If this Is It, Is below what 
It should be to add to the show that which 
It needa moat It seems odd to see Fay and 
Hollander with a poor alnglng show. The 
"Big Gaiety" will need a lot of building up. 
The costuming may have cost money, but 
waa aelected. evidently with an Idea of se- 
curing something odd, rather than beautiful. 
The color schemes and designs In nearly all 
the dresses are Inharmonious and not at all 
catching to the eye for beauty. Miss Rackett 
Is the only one who haa been treated liberally 
In allotting the business or songs. She does 
her work creditably and wears her clothes well, 
including the tights. Mlsa Beaugarde has been 
slighted and she Is too useful to a burlesque 
show to be kept In the background. She 
wears two or three stunning costumes and 
handlea the Frenchy bit In good style. With 
proper material she ought to be a bright spark 
In the show. Beulah Benton Is noticeably 
present at all times when her volve Is given 
a chance, for Miss Benton has a splendid 
voice and knows how to use It. Eddlo Lovatt 
and William West handle the straight roles 
In good shape and the other male members 
of the cast fill their respective roles accept- 



ably, without ever growing prominent. Al 
Herman's blackface specialty in the olio was 
one of the hits of the nhow. Re put three 

wmF. "?„ n 5 8 » °n e ' l 1 Rr " nt " hape and hl " talk 
mi « . Cft,ch ,ln « brought plenty of lauahs 

hlSL . * J n8,run,en »"» music. The boys 

atamn. !?".™ SCt f nt a, ° n * WIthou < *"* 
!£!!-. k mUC . h comedy . *"« they are 

above the average In musical ability. West 

Sfiiii fon . W . ere V JST y we » ,lk «<> «n their 
familiar specialty. West's neat stepping and 
Miss Benton's baled number bringing big re- 
sult*. Probably after they get through jug- 
gling with the show and get some snsp and 

rmTL^mViVLi? 6 B ? ,n . b * r l " wl " f «""nlsh «r»t 
rate entertainment, for Gus Fay's comedy and 

the olio specialties will help to hold the show 
HL ". ? an . be wn| PP««> «nto a good show. At 
present it la a good ahow In bad shape. 

BIJOU (Joseph Dougherty, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O.).— Lasky*a Hoboes; Goldslmth A 
Hoppe; Fantell A Valerie; Kelly A Laferty: 
ford? Vey * Co : He,en D,0 *son; La Mont- 

„ ^L^IAM PENN (Geo. Metzel. mgr. ; agent. 
» ~ O.L—Trovato; Swor A Mack; Middle- 
ton A Hennlnga In "One Night Only"; Samp- 

■ 0n -.* P* u «l*"; J- F. Conroy A Annie More- 
croft, divers; Heyn Brothers. 

LIBERTY (M. W. Taylor, mgr. ; agent. M. W. 
Taylor Agency).— May Yohe; The Sombreros; 
Guy Brothers; Tyson. Brown * Co.. "In 
Btrawland"; Howell A Scott; W. F. Melrose 
and Marie Meera 

FOREPAUOH'S (Miller * Kaufman, mgrs.; 
agent. I. Kaufman). — The LaMotha; Clay 
Mantley A Co.; Armon A Armon; Ed. Tol- 
llver; Farley * Morrison; Dorothy Dumont 

GIRARD AVENUE (Kaufman * Miller, 
mgrs.; agent. I. Kaufman). — Four Kundles; 
Hallman A McFarland; Joe Wilton A Four 
Cafe Girls; Fred Hamlll * Co.; Harry An- 
trim. 

DIXIE (Davis Labell. mgr.; agent, I. Kauf- 
man).— 7-9, Juggling La Bells; Cameron A 
Ward; Yankee Comedy Four; Travis Yorke 

EMPIRE (Stanford A Western, mgrs: 
agent. I. Kaufman). — 7-9. Zvengall; Steele A 
McWaters; Todd Judge A Co.; Harry Wood a 

GREAT NORTHERN (M. Greenwald. mgr.: 
agent, H. Bart McHugh). — 7-9. Burbank A 
Danforth; Agnes Aldra; Weston at Keith: 
Booth Trio. 

AUDITORIUM (W. C. Herchenrelder. mxr ; 
agent. H. Bart McHugh) —7-9. Billy Goetz: 
Will A Mabel Casper; Meeker Sisters. 

GLOBE (B. Israel, mgr.; agent. H. Hart 
McHugh). — 7-9. Chess A Checkers: Zeller A 
Le Vere; Belmont; Four Howards. 

HIPrODROME (M Slca-el. mgr; agent. II 
Bart McHugh). — 7-9, The Fondellers, Hussey . 
Vlejo. 

PLAZA (('has. E. Oclschlager. mgr; agi-nt 
H. Bart MeHiiKh >— Eddie Kane * Co. . N.-d 
Dandy: Hob & Bertha Hyde; Kitty Vincent; 
Wolffhelm Statues. 

NIXON; (F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. rnur 
agent. Nlxon-Nlrdllnner). — Grt-af KiiiKlinK * 
Co.; MannlnK A Ford; Lloyd A Gibson; Mer- 
kt»); Monarch Comedy Four; M<-K>mxl>» & 
Shannon. 

PEOPLE'S ( F. G. Nlxon-N'lrdllnuer. mgr 
agent. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger). — 7-9. Claude A 
Marlon Cleveland. Ida Bell A Caprice Lewis 
Three Sunbeams; Plelson A Hill; Alfred the 
Great. 



JOE 




CHA8. 



AND 




14 THE COMEDIANSfWITH THE PIPES" 

NEXT WEEK (Sept. 11) GRAND OPERA HOUSE, PITTSBURG 



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COLISEUM (F. G. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr. ; 
agent, Nlxon-Nirdlinger).— 7-9. Carl Wallner; 
Shelby ft Richter; Kelly ft Catlln. 

OKRMANTOWN (Walter Stuempflg. mgr. 
Hirent Chas. J. Kraus).— Howard A Under; 
Arthur O'Brien * Co.; Martinelll; Mile. Cecile 
& Co.; Harry (lilt), it 

MODEL (H. A. Lord, mgr.; agent. Chas. J. 
Kraus>— The. LelghB; Harry Gilbert; Allen 
Delmaln & Harold; Rosalie SlBterB; Ader Four. 

IRIS (M. J. WalBh. mgr; ag ent Chi* X 
Kraus).— Billy Barlow; The Lelghs. Wills 
Musical Comedy; Wygand & Brannan. 

DARBY (Mr. Harrigan. mgr.; agent. Chas. 
T Kraus).— La Zelle Bros.; Moore & Mack. 
Fred Sanford; American Trumpeters. 

ALEXANDER (Geo. Alexander mgr.. 
agents. Stein ft Leonard).— 7-9. Dancing 
Johnson; Nan Wagner Stock Co.; Omar; Hlrsh 

*F^mHILL PALACE (C. Btangler, mgr.; 
agents! Stein ft Leonard).-7-9 Clark ft West- 
ern; Two Reynolds; Ed Smith. 

CRYSTAL PALACE (D. BayllnMn. mir . 
agents. Stein ft Leonard, Inc.).— 7-9. Slnger- 
phlend Co.; Barton ft Fee; Clarlne Moore. 
Martin ft Reynolds; May ft Gray. 

MAJESTIC (Wm. Vail, mgr.; agents. Stein 
ft Leonard. Inc.).— Haines Stock Co.; Revale 
Bros.; Carter Trio; Side ft Delane. 

LYRIC (D. Tyrrell, mgr.; agents. Stein » 
Leonard. Inc.).— Three Russells; George W. 
Leslie; Llbby A Trayer; Syts ft Syts. 

•AUDITORIUM (J. D. Gibson, mgr. ; agents, 
Stein ft Leonard. Inc.).— 7-9. John Jenkins; 
Two Nashs; Hoemley Stock Co. 

GAYETY (John P. Eckhardt. mgr.).— Chas. 
Robinsons "Crusoe Girls"; Woods ft Woods 
Trio, added attraction. 

TROCADERO (Sam M. Dawson, mgr.).— 
"High School Glrla" 

EMPIRE (E. J. Bulkley. mgr.).— "Tiger 

Miles." 



BOSTON 



By J. GOOLTZ. 

80 Summer Street. 
KEITH'S (Harry E. Gustln. mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— A good holiday bill. "Paris by 
Night." Fine dancing pantomime; Bell Fam- 
ily, dandy feature; Mrs. Gene Hughes ft Co.. 
pleased: Walter ft Georgle Lawrence, good; 
Frey Twins, clever; Leo Carrlllo, fine enter- 
tainer Ruby Raymond ft Boys, good; Marie 
Fenton. clasBy and scored; La Toy Brothers, 
opened, good. Pictures. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr.; agent. 
Loew).— Hyland ft Farmer; Farnum ft Del- 
mar; Aurlema; Dick Thompson ft Co.; Brady 
& Mahoney; Blake's Mule Maud; Roser s 
Aerial Dogs; Evelyn Clark; W. E. Whittle; 
Hetty I'rma; Roland Carter ft Co.; Francesca 
Redding & Co.; Oould Sisters; M ireeno. Ne- 
varo & Maiwno; pictures 

I.OKW'S SI'OTH END (Irving Hamilton. 
niRr ■ egent. Lncwi. — Hosers Aerial Dogs; 
Kvelvn <'i:>rk; W. E. Whittle; Hetty I'rmi; 
Will "cressy's Players: Roland Carter & Co.; 
Miireeno. Nevaro A, Mareeno; Hyland ft 
K.irmer: Aurlema; Dick Thompson & Co.; 
Mi aily & Mahoney; Blake's Mule Maud; two 
i.t hers to All; pictures. 

HUB (Joseph Mack. mi?r.; agent. Fred 
.Mardo).— Alexander's Ragtime Band; Frixzo; 
Jim Murray: Flo Davis; Emellne; Maxwell 
& Dudley: pictures. 

BEACON (Jacob Laurie, mgr.; agent, Frea 
Mardo).— Verberto A Co.; Jack Bymonds; 
Billy & Drew Sisters: May Hamilton; Cody 
A Linn; John Bohan; Burdell ft Edwards: 
pictures. _ 

NIPMUC PARK (D. J. Sprague. mgr.. 
agent. Fred Mardo).— The Aviator Girl; Ward 
Bros ; The Zarrells; Alex. Wilson; pictures. 

BOWDOIN SQUARE (J. W. Commrrford, 
mgr.: agent National).— Matt Ott A Co.; Not- 
loe & Nlles; Albano Bros.; Klppllngs: Billy 
Fay: Musical Thatchers; Vivian Clayton; Ruth 
f'oolldge: Jack Tracy; pictures. 

PASTIME (Frank Allen, mgr.; agent Na- 
tlonal). — Jack Denton; John Hognn; Lp Roy 
A- Wardwell Sisters: Carlo Proa; pictures. 

Ol.YMI'IA, South Boston (Frank Woodward, 
mgr- agent. National). — Frank Barrett; 
Het.iy Bird; Lois Berrl; Chns. Gnlmnn; plc- 
turcs. 

|."i.il M-inlo Ih now 1. o.iklng Li-nvltt's 
theatre. Hiddeford. .Mi-. H« Is also putting 
In tlie acts for Sunday nl^lil shows at tin- 
Casino 

Kunn.ll Clark of the United Booking office 
left Boston Sunday nlgTit for his Southern 



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This Week (Sept. 4) Creenpoint, Brooklyn 

Next Week (Sept. n) Colonial, New York 



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SELBINI «»» GROVINI 

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FLYING HENRYS 

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HAMMER8TEIN'8. THIS WEEK (SEPT. 4) 



trip. He Is going to look them over and may 
land some good material. 

The Boston Symphony Orchestra begins Its 
30th season Oct. 6 with a public rehearsal, 
and oh the next evening the first concert 
will be given at Symphopy Hall. Alma Qluck, 
the soprano of the Metropolitan Opera House. 
Is to be the soloist of tho first concert. The 
season for the orchestra, will be thirty-one 
weeks this year. Max Fntdler Is the con- 
ductor. This Is his last season here. 



The Castle Square theatre opened 1 with 

he flrst stock production of "The RosT of 

the Rancho." This Is the fourth sea. oT fjf 

John Craig and his players. They have made 



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John W. Belcher, a Newton machinist, 
claims to have perfected ah automatic figure 
that will walk. talk, write and sing. It has 
taken him seven years to finish his Inven- 
tion. 



Salmon Slrk has given the owners of Won- 
derland $5,000 as part payment on arteslnn 
wells that were to yield 500 gallons a minute. 
He was to pnv $4.1,000 more on Sept. 3. He 
discovered that the wells only yielded 70 gal- 
lons a minute, so he asked to be relieved 
from the rontrart. The court found for Slrk. 
and lie was also given hack the flrst payment 
of jr.,000. ...... 



All of the theatres here are open. Labor 
Day was a dandy from the box office stand- 
point. Kyery amusement reaort played to 
capacity.- -. . r . 

._ T J»« ■ n "nuai"M»rdl Oras carnivals are being 
held thlsweek at Revere Beach. A new fea- 
ture Is scheduled for every night In the week. 

ST. LOUIS 

By FRANK E. ANFENOER. 

COLUMBIA (Frank Tate, mgr.; agent. Or- 
pheum Circuit).— Minnie Sellgman ft William 
Brnmwell ft Co ; McRae ft Levering; Char- 
lotte Ravcnscroft: Mazle King, assisted by 
Claud Lelghton; John ft Mae Burke; Bowers, 
Walters ft Crooker; Hawthorne ft Burte; Rice 
& Prevost. 

AMERICAN (D. E. Russell, mgr.; agent, S. 
ft H.).— Eugenie Blair in "The Light Eternal." 

' ' • • ■» i . .*..._. 



HAVLIN'S (Harry Wallace, mgr.; agent 
8. A H.). — Opens this week with "The Con- 
vict's Daughter." 

STANDARD (Leo Rclchenbach. mgr.) - 
"Queens of the Folles Bergere." 

GAYETY (Charles Walters, mgr.).— Colum- 
bia Burlesquers. 

Forest Park Highlands closed Labor Day 
as did Mannlon's and West End Heights. At 
the latter, the Hlghby Stock Company pre- 
sented "Facing the Music" Sunday and Mon- 
day matinee and night only. This ends the 
garden season. Moving pictures at the Cen- 
tury and Garrlck. 



Charles T. Hendrlck, former opera singer. 
died at San Bernardino last week. He for- 
merly was of 8t. Louis. 



CINCINNATI 



By HARRY HESS. 

GRAND O. H. (T. E. Alyward. mgr.; K. ft 
E.). — Jack Norworth and Nora Bayes offered 
an enjoyable musical comedy, "Little Miss 
Flxlt." James C. Lane and Edna Hunter did 
"The Turkey Trot" and scored. Gilbert 
Douglas. Nellie Malcolm. Mary Johnson and 
Frank Shannon were excellent. Business good. 

KEITH'S COLUMBIA (Louis Beers, mgr., 
agent, U. B. O. ; Sunday rehearsal 11). — Rob- 
ert De Mont Trio, strong opener; Chick Sale, 
exceptionally clever; Burton, Raymond A 
Co., hit; Newbold ft Grlbbln, artistic hit; 
"The Son of Solomon." clever; Lolo, featured; 
Mary Norman, hit; Bottomley Troupe, very 
fine. Great business. 

EMPRESS (H. E. Robinson, mgr.; rehearsal 
Sunday 10). — Grace Leonard, very good; Art 
Adair, opened; Phillips A Merrltt. did their 
act not withstanding Miss Merrltt suffering 
with a broken ankle; Vllmos Westony. hit; 
Sullivan ft Pasquelena. very funny; Kara, hit 

AMERICAN (Harry Hart, mgr.; agent, Con- 
solidated; rehearsal Monday 9). — Dora Ro- 
beni, Copeland ft Pierce, Susie Hlett's Dogs. 
Soano ft Co., Du Boise ft Young. 

PEOPLE'S (James E. Fennessy, mgr.).— 
"Cosy Corner Girls." Crlmmlns and Gore. 
featured In a two-act conglomeration "A Hot 
Match." mostly "bits" of the oldest burlesque 
material. The 'slap-stick" and "bladder.* 
and a lot of nasty talk arc used for comedy. 
Crlmmlns Is exceptionally comical. Llzzette 
Howe and Gladys St. John both sent over 
some "corking" good musical numbers. John 
West Frank Wesley, Marty Ford and Gus 
Bruno are the other male principals. Who- 
ever put on the numbers did a fine Job. The 
chorus possesses fine voices, are good dancers, 
rattling good lookers, and liberally and 
handsomely costumed. Ford and Wesley sing 
a number of parodies that were a distinct hit. 

STANDARD (Frank J. Clements, house 
agent). — "Vanity Fair." It Is doubtful wheth- 
er "Vanity Fair" will last If the Censor Com- 
mittee ever sees "Suffering Suffragettes." The 
show Is be-low the standard and not worth 
while. Tllford. ventrllnqulBt; Brighton Tour 
and Dewar's Comedy Animal Circus by the 
olio numbers. 

WALNUT (W. W. Jackson, mgr.; agent, R 
ft H.). — "Merry Mary" Is built along the linen 
of the old farce "Turned Up." Ruby Roth- 
nour was very good; Eddie Marty did some 
fine dancing. Jack Kenyon was very funny: 
Bertha Gibson had but a small part. 

HEUCK'S O. H. (James E. Fennessy, mgr.: 
stent, 8. ft H.). — "The Heart of Chicago." A 
rather capable cast' presenting' last season'! 
favorite. 

LYCEUM (Andy Hetteshelmer. mgr.).- The 

Lawrence Players. In "St. Elmo." M*\ Law- 

. rence played the title role and Violet Barney. 

leading lad Jt^- did nicely; Margaret Lea sure 

made a splendid Impression. J. J. Croley and 

.Edwin Hansford were good. 

ATJDITQRIUM (M. A. Neff. mgr.; Indepens}- 
-ent).*— King ft King. Oulda Melrose. Do reft 
St. Clair, Anton Zlnka, Geo. Austin A c<> 



. NJEJV ORLEANS. 

By O. M. RAMI'EL. 

OREENWALL (Arthur B. Leopold, imrr.; 
rehearsal Sunday 10). — Viewed as n big 
"small time" program, the opening sho\> St 
the Green wall, given before a capacity :> id|- 
ence. proved disappointing. Kenneth R- 
Walte. opening, did fairly: the youthful irb 
affected is a detraction; Casmus and !.-■ .nr. 
well received; Mettle Maude. "bnrei« ■•k" 
planologlst, evidently trying to out-.- 'alt 
Valeska, held attention; Alma ft H<> >rd 
elicited scant appreciation; Davis A Jli-dgn 



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OPENED THEIR SEASON at the COLONIAL, NEW YORK, THIS WEEK (Sept 4) 

NEXT WEEK (Sept. 11) ORPHEUM, BROOKLYN 



With the other P. G. Williams' houses to follow 



might have taken their material frpm a Joke 
b)ok bearing a later date; Dennick A Gentry, 
unskilled artists, started nothing; Woods' 
Animals, regular act, scored emphatic hit. 
The old sets and drops which have been in 
use for several years did not tend to enhance 
tbe performance. 

LYRIC (L, E. Sawyer, mgr.). — Rlda Johnson 
Young's "Biown of Harvard," presented. by 
the Gagnon-Pollock Players, drew packed 
boils' 1 Sunday evening. The company is ade- 
quate, and the audience evidenced Its appre- 
ciation by frequent applause. 

CRESCENT (T. C. Ca». pbell, mgr. ; agents. 
Stair A Ilavlln). — "McFadden's Flats" opened 
to S- R- O. Sunday. The obstreperous farce 
seemf perennially effective, being In 'ts li:'- 
teemh year, and still drawing an elenu at 
• hut teems never to lire of the antics of tne 
_'«_ili'W Kids and the amusement afforded 
\f 11.0 feud between McFadden and Baum- 
garriVn, both aspiiants for political honors 
tnd incidental en ^luntients. 



Mile. Opolvens will be the premier danseuse 
at the French Opera House the coming win- 
ter. 



Tanner, fair; Billy Swede Hall ft Co., comedy 
hit 



rehearsing, working, or over in the "big vil- 
lage" looking for jobs. 



BALTIMORE 



William Qucrtixer. manager of the Alamo, 
was married recently to Stella Cox, a non- 
professional. 

Fabacher's is again giving nightly concerts. 
Kaspar We'ok Is this week's soloist. 

Logan Quirk, re-appointed for the coming 
season at the Dauphlne, claims to be the 
oldest Btage-iJoor keeper In harness. 



William Deerlng has been appointed treas- 
urer at tl a Lyric. 



G. Ml. lei and de Calmoutler, describing him- 
self is a mualclan and the organizer of bands 
of niuslclans for leaders of orchestras, and 
who operates what he styles "The Artistic 
Agency" in this city, appears In the role of 
plaintiff ip a tult against M. de la Fuente, 
leader of t. e orchestra at Spanish Fort, for 
$194.15. L> Calmoutler avers that Fuente 
employed him to engage musicians for and to 
train the orchestra to play at Spanish Fort, 
and that Fuente agreed to pay him 6 per 
cent of the salaries of the orchestra. He 
claims to have performed his part of the 
contract, but alleges that Fuente paid him 
only for one week and that, despite the fact 
that he has collected from Individual musi- 
cians some part of the debt due him, Fuente 
■till owes him a balance in the amount sued 
for. 



By ARTHUB L. BOBB. 

FORD'S (Charles E. Ford, mgr.; K. ft E.). 
— "Polly of the Circus." Ida St. Leon makts 
a pretty and lovable Polly. Good house open- 
ing night. 

AUDITORIUM (Frank McBryan, mgr.; 
Shubert). — Al. H. Wilson in "The German 
Prince." Fall houses. 

HOLLIDAT 8T. (William Rife, mgr.; 8. ft 
B.).— "Another Man's Wife." 

BOVAY (H. Bascom Jackson, mgr.). — "Dia- 
mond Chip." 

MARYLAND (E. C. Schanberger, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — Frank 
Tin'ney, scream; Montgomery ft Moore, great; 
Norton ft Nicholson, many laughs; Ten Vas- 
sar Girls, fine; Norton ft Maple, classy; Ma- 
jestic Trio, pretty well; Ioleen Sisters, nicely; 
Three Escardos, good. 

NEW (George Schneider, mgr.; agent, Chas. 
Krau*; rehearsal, Monday 10). — "Balloon 
Girl,' headline; Hill ft Hill, fair; Hilton ft 
Ban n on, hit; Crown Musical Duo, pleased; 
Spcliinan ft Somers, excellent; George Schro- 
der, amused. 

VICTORIA (C. Lewis, mgr.; agent, Nlxon- 
Nlrdllnger; rehearsal Monday 10). — Marie 
Dreams, clever; Edwin George, dexterous; Bell 
A Lewis, liked; Plelson ft Hill, amusing; 
Three Sunbeams, appreciated; Walter Dan- 
iels, laughs; Arnand Bros., fair; Claude ft 
Marlon Cleveland, clever; Richard Bros., 
passed; Barhon's Miniature Circus, hit. 

GAYETY (William Ballauf, mgr.).— "Sam 
Howe's Lovemakers." 

MONUMENTAL (M. Jacobs, mgr.).— "Miss 
New York, Jr." 

GREAT EASTERN (Thomas ft Elliott, 
mgra; McCaslln, agent; rehearsal Monday 10). 
— New house. Not well located; good sec- 
tion to draw from and having practically no 
opposition. Good business opening night. 



Max Witt's "Klllanery Girls" are one short 
A member left the act at Los Angeles to re- 
turn to Australia, her home. A new girl 
arrived here from New York. 



Peter McCourt will manage four houses this 
season, Broadway, Tabor Grand, Shubert and 
Baker. 



B. A. Rolfe, who closes with his band on 
Young's Pier Sunday. Is to appear with his 
Rolfonlans this season. It Is probable that 
he will return here next July and August, 
with the chances of playing the month of 
June at Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia. 



ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. B. PULASKI. 

YOUNG'S PIER (Jack D. Flynn. mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ). — Alexander ft Scott, hit; 
Rolfe's Ten Dark Nights, hit; Julie Heme ft 
Co., In new sketch, very funny; Madden ft 
Fltzpatrlck, well liked; Robust Four, very 
big; Marron ft Helns, big; Lelghtner ft Bates, 
well liked; Kessler ft Wood, good; Altus 
Brothers, excellent. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young ft 
Kennedy Crossan, mgrs. ; Wlstar Groockett, 
bus. mgr.; agent. Jos. Dawson, direct). — Six 
Cornellos; Flying Lavelles; Great Henri Davis; 
Nugent ft Maddern; Renzetta ft Lyman; Ad. 
Carlyle's Dog ft Pony Circus; Beech Minstrels; 
M. P. 

STEEPLECHA8E PIER (R. Morgan ft W. 
H. Fennan, mgrs.). — Pavilion of Fun; M. P. 

STEEL PIER (J. Bothwell, mgr.). — Mur- 
phy's American Minstrels; M. P. 

CRITERION (J. Child ft C. Daly, mgrs.).— 
M. P. 

COMET (Anson ft Levy, mgrs.). — M. P. 

EXPOSITION (Purchase ft Tait, mgrs.).— 
M. P. 

APOLLO (Fred E. Moore, mgr.; agent, K. 
& E.). — Madame Sherry. 



. The "Extra Dry'' Cafe, situated on Atlantic 
Ave., Is to close Its doors permanently, due to 
the long Illness of Its proprietor, Martin 
Kane. This cafe Is a land-mark In the town 
and was noted for Its steaks and sea-food. 



Eddie Cassldy, a very popular member of 
Murphy's Minstrels, was for several weeks 
greatly annoyed by the attentions of one 
Sophia Burns, who halls from Philadelphia. 
At the end of his act Eddie throws out flow- 
ers to the audience. One night the woman 
scrambled over several people, . captured one 
of the roses, kissed It and threw It back on 
the stage. From then on Eddie received 
numerous missives and was often held up on 
the walk by his ardent admirer. Things got 
to such a stage that he was compelled to 
have Sophie pinched. To the police she said 
that she was Eddie's wife, and then came a 
story about a child. It afterwards developed 
that the "child" was a doll baby. In her 
purse was found a "character" which Indi- 
cates that the woman is a domestic — by call- 
ing, but surely not by nature. From her ac- 
tions the police are having her sanity ex- 
amined.' 



DENVER 



B. F. Brennan, the "Pat Casey of the 
South," will shortly remove his headquarters 
to an office building. An artist for whom 
Brennan arranged a route sent him, as a 
token of appreciation, a silk tie the other 
day. Commenting on the present, Manager 
Leopold, of the Grcenwall, told the agent 
that while it was not costly, It showed grati- 
tude, and that he should never look a gift 
horse In the mouth. "That's a foolish crack 
for a guy like you to make," Brennan replied. 
"If a fellow don't look a gift, horse — or any 
other kind of horse — In the mouth how's he 
going to tell its age." 



By CHAS. F. LONDONER. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.; agent, 
direct). — Alsace ft Lorraine in their musical 
production opened the show very nicely. 
Holmes, Wells ft FInley kept things agoing. 
Gen. Ed. Lavlne, big laugh. Corcoran ft Dix- 
on in blackface helped the show for comedy 
also. Emma Dunn & Co. in "The Baby" have 
a good sketch, well played. Wllla Holt 
Wakefield at the piano had "class" spread 
all over the stage and was a big hit. Chas. 
Ahearn's cycling act gave the bill a strong 
comedy finish. Good business. 

PANTAGES (Alex. Pantagrs, mgr.; agent, 
direct). — "The Shooting Stars," on the style 
of "The Balloon Girl." rather artistic; V. P. 
Woodward, with tambourine, juggling, fair; 
Italian Trio, operatic selections, excellent; 
Beck ft Henry, "piano act," good; Louise 



This Is "blow off" week In Atlantic City 
for the season of 1911. With the opening 
of the schools and the ending of vacation 
time, the recreation seekers are on their way 
to the Job. The season has been a most suc- 
cessful one for the whole town. The rain 
of last week put a damper on things ahead of 
time, but business "came back" and Labor 
Day saw an unprecedented crowd here. It 
Is a fact that Atlantic City year after year 
Is becoming more and more a winter resort. 
If this growth continues the town Is sure In a 
few years to become a strong competitor of 
the winter resorts In Dixie. 



James B. Donovan and Chas. McDonald 
form a new team which opens on Young's 
Pier next week. The act is entitled "A Good 
Old Friend," the men doing "tods." Mr. 
Arnold ts formerly of Donovan ft Arnold, while 
Mr. McDonald was of-Conroy ft McDonald. 
The act Is In "two" with special scenery. The 
"King of Ireland" again reports that Mrs. 
Arnold and "Prince" Arnold are still In 
Cleveland, "doing well, thank you." 



Acting Mayor George Carmany was called 
upon to perform the marriage ceremony Mon- 
day for the first time since he became mayor 
— and, In fact, the first time In his career. 
While he knew the name of the groom, who Is 
a wealthy Phlladclphlan and an old friend, 
he could not recall the name of the bride 
after the knot was tied. He said that he was 
sure he married 'em anyway. 



ALTOONA, PA. 

ORPHEUM (A. E. Denmau, mgr.; U. B. O.. 
agent; rehearsal Monday 11). — Josselln Four, 
very big; Moore ft St. Clair, clever; Rutledge, 
Pickering & Co., big laugh; Ward Baker, 
good; Jumping John Hawkins, big applause. 

MISHLER (I. C. Mlshler, mgr).— 1. "The 
Commuters"; 2, "The Country Boy." fair busi- 
ness; 4, "Town Talk." good business; 6. "The 
Jolly Bachelors'; 7-9. "Thais"; 11. "Girls"; 
13-14, "Get-Rlch-Qulck Walllngford." 

O. L. WONDERS. 



Mr. Brown, of Brown and Ayer. Is here for 
a much needed rest. He is one of the very 
few actor folk remaining of the vast number 
who were here this summer. The rest are 



BEAUMONT, TEX. 

HIPPODROME (Bert Bright, mgr.; Hod- 
kins, agent; rehearsals Monday 1.30). — Week 
28, Bovls ft Darley, pleased; Brit Wood, 
clever; Edna James, good; Morle & Seromle, 
excellent; Will Edwards, fair: West & Wil- 
lis very good; Eaton's Boston Terrier, pleased; 
Hawkins ft Cushmnn, very good. 

GEO. H. WALKER. 



AN UP TO THE MINUTE FARCE. POUNDED ON THE UALVIN-GAZZAM $3,000,000 HEIRESS SOUIMA1E 



JOE 



LUELLA 



PRESENTING 



HARRINGTON and MILLER "MOONEY'S SOULMATE" 



Direction ALF T. WILTON 



Written by CHAS. HORWITZ 



WENTWORTH 



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VESTA and 



Selected by Mr. P. G. Williams to be 
the first act to step upon the stage of 
his NEW BUSHWICK THEATRE, 
BROOKLYN, NEXT WEEK (Sept. 11) 



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NICKEL (H. F. Atklnso • me:* .—Etta 
Gardner; Al. D. Weston. 

OPERA HOUSE (Frank A. Ower mgr.).— 
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CLEVELAND, OHIO. 

HIPPODROME (H. A. Daniels, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O.).— Mildred Holland, headllner; Old 
Soldier Fiddlers, scored; Frank Fogarty, good; 
Diamond ft Nelson, hit; Laura Buckley, 
pleased; Four Ladellas. great; Five Plrescoffls, 
clever; "Honor Among Thieves." well re- 
ceived. 

GRAND (J. H. Mlchels. mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O). — La Relnc, headllner; Toomer ft Hewlns; 
Tilly Whitney; Ward ft Calhoun; "That Kid"; 
Nat Qoets. 

PROSPECT (H. A. Daniels, mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O. ). — Daleys, expert; Macky; Charles A. 
Clark A Co., good; Ross A Adams, pleased; 
"Sambo Girls." headllner; Hal Merrltt, nov- 
elty; Gillette Troupe, clever. 

PRI8CILLA (P. E. Seas, mgr.; agent, Gus 
8un). — Star Trio; Valroy Major; Australian 
Wheelers; Transfleld Sisters & Cane; Blake's 
Comedy Circus; Vera De Baaslna; Adams ft 
Clark; Haxel Watson. 

STAR (Drew ft Campbell, mgrs. ). — "Daffy- 
dllls." 

EMPIRE (E. A. McArdel, mgr.).— "Jersey 
Lilies." 

COLONIAL (R. H. McLaughlin, mgr.).— 
Dockstader Minstrels. 

OPERA HOU8E (Geo. Gardner, mgr.).— 
George Evans' Minstrels. 

LYCEUM (Geo. Todd, mgr.).— "The Goose 
Girl." 

CLEVELAND.— "The Adventures of Polly." 
WALTER D. HOLCOMB. 



CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY (W. B. McCallum. mgr.). — 
4-6, Dayton ft Edwards, hit; Lucy Tonge. 
good; Ray Fern, recalls; Lucifer A KUber, 
good; Cox Family Quintet, excellent; 7-9. 
Metropolitan Minstrels; Emily Egamar; Mar- 
lowe A Plunkett; L. Barto; Holden Herron. 

TEMPLE (Oarnler A Wilbur). — Stock; busi- 
ness good. 

DES MOINES, IA. 

ORPHEUM (H. B. Burton, mgr.; rehearsal 
Sunday 10).— Week 28, Adams ft O'Donnell 
Co.. good; Charles * Fannie Van, pleased; 
Hopkins ft Axtell, clever; Slewe, scored; 
Mosher, Hayes ft Mosher, liked; Boynton St 
Davis, good; Kramer St Splllane. pleased; 

INGERSOLL PARK (Geo. McCartney, 
mgr.: 8. St C. ). — Week 28\ Annie Abbott, 
mysterious; Sadie 8herman, pleased: Sey- 
mour A Dupre, fair; Newsboys Quartette, 
liked; Chas. Webber, good. 

BERCHEL (Elbert A Getchell, mgrs). — 
27-28. Harry Bulger; "The Flirting Prin- 
cess." SO-2. "Prince of To-night," sold out. 

PRINCESS (Elbert A Getchell, mgrs.).— 
Stock; business big. 

FOSTERS (Elbert A Getchell. mgrs.).— 
27-31, "The Country Boys," business good. 

JOE. 

DAVENPORT, IA. 

AMERICAN (C. E. Berkell, mgr.; Pantages; 
rehearsal Monday 12.80). — House opened 28 
with two sell outs. Zimmermann. the hit; 
Long ft Cotton, well liked; Howard Sisters, 
well dressed; Santuccl Trio, two recalls; 
Luigl Pacaro Troupe, enthusiastically re- 
ceived; Juggling Millers, fair. 

PRINCESS.— Vaudeville 10 under Jack 
Hughes, formerly manager Grand — four acts. 

GRAND (D. L. Hughes). — Mlxxl Hajos In 
"The Spring Maid," turned hundreds away 

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BURTIS. — Cort, Shubert and Kindt — Mr. 
Scoville, auditor of the circuit becomes local 
manager — opened 2. 

AIRDOME — Film fire destroyed machine 
and 3 rolls — no other damage — 25. 

Thirteen picture houses open. 

SHARON. 



DETROIT, MICH. 

TEMPLE (C. O. Williams, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — "8ong Revue," 
big hit; Keno ft Green, encores; Richards, 
splendid; Campbell St Yates, good; Work St 
Ower. funny; Corrlgan * Vivian, clever; Al. 
Lawrence, funny. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; agent, T. B. 
C. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — Carlotta, great; 
GUroy. Haynes St Montgomery, good; Les 
Valadons, clever; Sam Rowley, fair; Adele 
McNeill, fair; Sylvia Bldwell St Co., good. 

FAMILY (C. H. Preston, mgr.). — Mark Lea 
St Girls; John Kaufman; Lea. Cunningham 
ft Bertha Holland; Casting Nelsons; Daho- 
manlan Trio; L'Lewellyn St Stanley; Lambertl 
Trio. 

LYCEUM (Charles Warner, mgr.; agent. S 
& H. ). — Vaughan Glaser In "Alias Jimmy Val- 
entine." Big houses. 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.; 
Shubert). — Stock, capacity. 11. Sam Bernard. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.; agent. K. 
ft B. ). — "Get-Rlch-Qulck Walllngford " ; good 
business. 

OAYETY (John Ward. mgr). — "Bon Tons ; 
good business. 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr. ). — "Zallah s 
Own Co."; good business. 

C. H. Preston, of Pittsburgh. Is the now 
manager of the Family theatre, to succeed 
tho late Dave Markowlts. 

JACOB SMITH. 



ERIE. PA. 

COLONIAL (A. P. Weschler, mgr.; C. R. 
Cummins, asst. mgr; agents, Gus Sun St U. 
B. O. ; rehearsals Monday 10). — Mile. Yenny's 
Cats ft Monkeys, good; Browning St Lewis, 
scored; King Sisters, good; Herman Lleb A 
Co., excellent; Hilly Chase, clever; Milton A 
De Long Sisters, big hit. 

WALDAMEER ( E. H. Suerken, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ). — Payne & Lee. big; La Barge, ex- 
cellent; Miles ft Raymond, laughs; Ray W. 
Snow, clever; Two Gabberta, good. 

FOUR MILE CREEK (H. T. Foster, mgr.; 



agent Harry Hahn).— Cliffords, good; Fleming 
Sisters, good; Jackley A Bunnell, big; Anna 
Kent, clever; Three Bartos, excellent 

HAPPY HOUR (D. H. Connelly, mgr.).— 
Fred Earnshaw, good; Huagel A Taylor, clev- 
er; Dixie Devere, well received; Roy A Wil- 
son, big. if. H. MIZENER. 

ELM1BA, N. T. 

MAJE8TIC (G. H. Ven Demark. mgr.; 
agent, U, B. O.; Monday rehearsal 12:80). — 
4-«. Stadium Trio, splendid; Helen Juliette, 
pleased; 7-». 8prlnger and Church, Shaffer 
and Blakely. 

RORICK'S (George Lydlng).— 4-9, Stock 
opera. Large houses. 

LYCEUM (Lee Norton, mgr.). — 4, "The 
White Sister"; fair business. 

MOZART (G. W. Mlddleton, mgr.; agent. 
Edward Mozaxt). — 14, "Madame Sherry." 

J. M. BEERS. 



FALL RIVER, MASS. 

ACADEMY (Julius Cahn. lessee A mgr). — 
4, "The Newlyweds"; business good. 7-8, 
"The Wolf." 

BIJOU (Chas. Benson, mgr.; agent, Loew). 
— 4-6, Gould . Sisters, good; Pelletler St Mes- 
senger, very good; Duggan A Raymond, ex- 
cellent. 7-9. Florence Bowes; Sara Goldman; 
Farnum St Del mar. 

PREMIER (Chas. Benson, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — 4-6, Mae McGowan, good; Jubilee 
Trio, good. 7-9. Lorella A Parsons; Eddie 
Leslie. 

PALACE (John J. Barry, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ). — 4-6, Morrlsey A Burton; Gibson St 
Ranney. 7-9, Blgham St Pesano; Romany 
Quartet. EDW. F. RAFFERTY. 



HOOPE8TON, ILL. 

McFERREN O. H. (Win. McFerren, mgr.). 
—Aug. 30, "The Wlsard of Noselund," full 
house. 6, "The Punkln Husker." 7, "The 
Rosary." 9, Calahan Dramatio Co. under 
Canvaa 

VIRGINIAN (Max M. Nathan, mgr.; W. V. 
M. A., agents).— Aug. 31-2, Wilson A Mark, 
very good. 4-6, Ryno St Emerson. 

RIGGS. 



HARTFORD, CONN. 

HARTFORD (F. P. Dean, mgr.; agent Jas. 
Clancy; rehearsal Monday and Thursday 11). 
— 4-6, Gertie Le Clare St Picks, good; William 
Frederick A Co., big; David Schooler, hit; 
Jack Marshall, entertaining; Three Gerts, 
clever. 7-9, Gertie Le Clare; Van Hod, Mar- 
tini A Trols; Llndeman St Lloyd. 

POLI'S (O C. Edwards, mgr.). — Stock; big 
business. 

R. W. OLMSTED. 



JAMESTOWN, N. Y. 

CELORON (James J. Waters, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — Jardln de 
Paris Models, excellent; Charles W. Ferris St 
Co.. good; Flynn St McLaughlin, clever; Mor- 
rlsey A Hanlon, fine; The Valdos, satisfac- 
tory; Al. Edwards, pleased. 

LYRIC (H. A. Deardourff. mgr.; agent, Gus 
Sun). — "Summertime," fine; Frank A. Trenor 



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KNOXVILLE, TENN. 

GRAND (Frank Rogers, mgr.; agent, Inter- 
state; rehearsal Monday 10). — Week 18. Var- 
roll, excellent; Olympic Trio, hit; Queen 
Mab. good: Lillian Sisters, well received; 
Dixon St Hansons, big hit. 

STAUB'S (Frits Staub. mgr.; K. A E ).— 
8, Al G. Fields' Minstrels. 

BIJOU (Corbln Shield, mgr.; Wells cir- 
cuit).— 4, "St. Elmo." 

WALTER N. BLAUFELL). 



KANSAS CITY. 

SHUBERT— "Mother." 

GRAND. — "Heart Breakers." first class pro- 
duction. 

CENTURY.— "Washington Society Girls." 
snappy show. 

GAYETT.— "College Girls," excellent. 

ORPHEUM.— Bessie Wynn, headlined: Val- 
erie Bergere Players, good comedy; John .ft 
Emma Ray, scored; Brent Hayes, wonder; 
Mile. Folllers, scored; Coakley, Hanvey St 
Dunleavy. amusing; Golden's Russian Troupe, 
interesting. 



LOS ANGELE8, CAL. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck gen. mgr.; agent. 
direct; rehearsal Monday 10). — Week 28, ex- 
cellent program, "The Darling of Paris," 
big; Simian Jockey, diverting; Leipzig, clever; 
Wright St Deltrlch, splendid. Holdovers. W. 
H. Thompson St Co.. Dan Burke St Wonder 
Girls. "The Dandles." Patsy Doyle. 

EMPRESS (D. B. Worley. mgr., S. C. 
agent; rehearsal Monday 11). — Week 28, 
Edouard Jos**, strong; Flying Russells, dar- 
ing; Hopkins Sisters, pleasing; Ben Smith, 
good; Mabel Waynne, big; Watson A Dwyer. 
fair. 

PANTAGES (Carl Muller, mgr.; agent, di- 
rect; rehearsal Monday 11). — Week 28, Clin- 
ton Lloyd St Co.. caught on; Clark Trio, 
pleasing; Adams Bros., ordinary; George Wil- 
son, favorite; James, Prior St Hagan, Inter- 
esting; Stella Karl, good. 

MAJESTIC (Oliver Morosco. mgr.; Shubert- 
Cort). — "Baby Mine," good business. 

MASON (W. T. Wyatt. mgr; K. A O.).— 
Week 21, Richard Carle "Jumping Jupiter," 
fair business. Week 28. dark. Sept. 24 
"Girl In Taxi." 

EDWIN F. O'MALLEY. 



LOriSVILLE, KY. 

FONTAINE FERRY (Harry Bllger, mgr.; 
agent, Orpheum Circuit). — June Imes. cute; 
Nordstrum St Glbbs, good: James H. Cullen. 
popular; McDonald St Tavalato, took; Ion a 
Al Jerome, very good. 

HOPKINS (I. Simons, mgr.; agent, S. ft 
Co.). — Delmar ft Delmar, clever; Dixon ft 
Hanson; Ten Merry Kids, fine; Harry Thomp- 
son, good; Rawson & Clare, good; Chas. Rein- 
hart, good. 

MACAULEY'S (John McCauley, mgr.; 
agents. K. ft E.).— Al. G. Fields Minstrels. 

AVENUE (Morton Shaw, mxr.; agents, 8. 
ft H.). — "The Denver Express." 

BUCKINGHAM (Whallcn Bros., mgrs.; 
agents. W. Wheel). — "Merry Maidens." 

OAYETY (Mr. Taylor, mgr.; agents. B 
Wheel). — "Merry Whirl." 



MIL FORD, MASS. 
LAKE NIPMUC PARK (Dan. J. Sprague, 
mgr.; agent, Fred Mardo). — Alex. Wilson, 
clever; Zarrell Bros., excellent; Ward Bros., 
fine; "The Aviator Girl," hit; Saydee Rogers, 
excellent. CHAS. E. LACKEY. 



MEDFORD, MASS. 
BOULEVARD (J. W. Gorman, mgr.; agent. 
Gorman; Monday rehearsal 11). — 3 Shorties, 
good; Fred A Bessie Lucler, took well; Jen- 
nings A Renfraw. favorites; Dickens, Floyd, 
applauded; Conway ft Leland. riot; Hall A 
Hayes, big hand. T. C. RENNET. 



MALDEN, MASS. 

AUDITORIUM (W. D. Bradstrect, mgr. 
agent. Quigley; rehearsal Monday 11). — How- 
ard Truesdell & Co.. applauded; Clark & Fran- 
cis, impressed; Wilton Bros., funny; Christine, 
good. T. C. KENNEY. 



MICHIGAN CITY, IND. 

GRAND (Horace Ganges, mgr.). — Aug. 31. 
"Three Twins"; Sept. 2, "Third Degree"; 4, 
"Traveling Salesman." good business. 7, 
"Frederick. The Great"; 9, "Denver Express"; 
16. "Champagne Girls." C. E. MEYER. 



MUNCIE, IND. 

STAR (Ray Andrews, mgr.; Gus Sun, agent; 
rohcarsal Monday 10.30). — Maybelle Milton. 
good; Cowley, Drew ft Co., hit; Thr«»e Sax- 
ollans. very good; Toona Indian Co.. hit. 

GEO. FIFER. 



NORTHAMPTON, MAS8. 
ACADEMY (R. L. Potter, mgr.; Indepen- 
dent). — Aug. 31, "Three Twins," fair. 12, 
"Tho Climax." 13, "The Newlyweds." 

STON K. 



NORWICH, CONN. 

AUDITORIUM (J. T. Egan, mgr.; iiizent. 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday and Thursday 
11). — 4-6. Muller's Musical Trio, excellent; 
Savoy. Varo ft Sack, good; Harry !<• stry, 
good. 7-10, Edgerton Berger; Holden \ Le- 
clalr; Barefoot Indian Girl. 

POLI'S (J. W. Rusk, mgr.).— Stock 

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OMAHA, NEB. 

ORPHEUM (W. P. Byrne, mgr; ng- 
B. O ). — Week 28, Martini Brothers. 
Brent Hayes, big; Marvelous Millers. *■ 
Lynch ft Zeller, scored; The Rnys, n< 
Coakley, Hanvey ft Donley, slow; 
Troupe, flne; excellent business. 

OAYETY (E. L. Johnson, mgr.)-r 
lege Girls, good business. 

KRUO (Chas. A. Frank, mgr.; agent 
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PORTLAND. (IRK. 

I'ANTAC.ES (John A Johnson, mgr; Mon- 
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nifty; William Flenien A Co.. scream; Mods. 
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day reheaiB.il 1 1 1. I'r imrose Four and Three 
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Shone A Co.. excellent; Wilson A Wilson! 
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EMPRESS (('lias. Ryan, mgr. Monday re- 
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FAMILY (John 1*. Harris, mgr. ; agent, 
Mr. Morganstern >. — Consor's Dog Circus, fea- 
ture; Merediths, very good; Charles Hlgelow, 
good; Langdon A Morris. s< ored ; James 
c.i.-.n. took well; The Williams, much ap- 
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CAYETY (Henry Kurtziuan, mgr . i . — "Troc- 

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ACAIHOMY (Henry Williams, mgr. ). —"Mou- 
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ALVIN* (John H. Reynolds, mgr; Shuhert). 

Grace George In "Just to d-t Married." 
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LYCEl'M (C. R Wilson, mgr ; agents. S. 
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scon d : Charlie Case, roars; Tom .N'mvn A 
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riTTHFIKI.D. MASS. 

MXJESTIC (Wm Nagle. mgr; agent, d I - 
:■■:•;; f • - r i i a i sa Is Monday and Thursday Ini 
Aug. .'il-l?, Christine, clever; Martini A Trolse. 
good i-i\. <"aron A Farrium; Jackson ,t Mar- 
gar. -t 

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Booked Solid 1911-12 European Time to Follow 



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sere A Co.. hit; Sadie Fondelier, clever; Splro 
A Lovlna. good; Barry Halvers A Co., very 
good; Charles Olcott, big; Vlttoro A Georget- 
te good. FRANKLIN. 

PORTLAND, ME. 

JEFFERSON (Julius Cahn. mgr. ; Shubert). 
4-6. "Girl In the Taxi." 8-9, "Lottery Man." 

KEITH'S (W. E. Moore, mgr.). — Rose Plt- 
nof. feature; Sydney Toler A Co., very good; 
Sam Holdiworth. fine; Flanlgan A Edwards, 
hit; Cycling Brunette*, clever; Gordon A 
Keyea, entertained; Murray A Lane, hit. 

PORTLAND (J. W. Greely, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O. ; rehearaal Monday 10.80). — Musical 
Stewarts, laughs; Gertrude Dudley A Co., hit; 
Gertrude Reese, big; Elliott A Neff, scream; 
Corlnne Snell A Co., impression ; Joe Edmonds 
A Co., excellent. 

SCENIC (Westbrook) (Guy P. Woodman, 
mgr. ; agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday and 
Thursday 1). — Mack A Worth, passed; Cope- 
land A Walsh, novelty. 

PORTSMOUTH, O. 

SUN (W. L. Lee mgr.; agent, Gus Sun; 
rehearsal Thursday 10). — Junets, took well; 
Bartlett A Collins, pleased; Belle Meyers, 
good; Scott A Wallace, applauded. 

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READING, PA. 

ORPHEUM (Wllmer A Vincent, mgrs.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Monday and Thurs- 
day 10.30). — Ernie A Ernie, good; Adams A 
Schaeffer, pleased; Detson A Lucas, liked; 
Colonial Septet, scored. 

HIPPODROME (C. G. Keeney, mgr.; re- 
hearsal Monday and Thursday 10.30). — Pletro, 
liked; Do Forresters, laughs; Carbette A 
Forester, liked; Johnny Eckert A Co., head- 
liner. 

PALACE (W. K., Uoldenberg. mgr.; agent, 
Mr. McIIugh; rehearsal Monday and Thurs- 
da> 10.30). — Booth Trio, pleased; Burbank A 
Danforth. good; Agnes Aldra, pleased; Wes- 
ton & Keith, well received. 

O. R H. 



ROANOKE. VA. 

JEFFERSON (Isadore Schwartz, mgr.; Nor- 
man Jcfferles. agent; rehearsal Monday and 
Thursday 2. IS). —4-6. Phillips & Co., very 
Kooil- chivos. elever; Pollette ft Wicks, hit; 
Hixle Christy, excellent; 7-9. Ren Franklin A 
Tots Tanilm Dim ; Hernle; Clements A Lee. 

F. B. 



UKNOVO. PA. 

FAMILY (All.riKht & MeCiirthy. mgrs.; 
•iK< -lit W .1 l'llniinen. --•!-«. Smith & Itnw- 
l;ui.l k«..mI : Mimical Hells, big hit. 7-«.». W. 
C, Kails; Ccnlxtt «r Forrester. 

W.M. E. ALBRIGHT 



ROCHESTER. N. Y. 

CORINTHIAN (Fred Struuss. mgr.) — "Gold- 
en Crooks." 



MLLE. DAZIE 



Personal Direction JKNIB JACOBS. 



Willa Holt Wakefield 



IN VAUDEV(L 



BtfriNlUUr*: JENIB JACOBS. 



FREY TWINS 

The Original Classic Posers a nd!8tatue Wrestlers 

Daniel Frey, Producer and Manager. 

This Week (Sept. 4) KEITH'S, BOSTON 

Just completed Entire ORPHEl'H CERCUIT. 
Routed solid for Season 1911-12 by the UNITED BOOKING OFFICES OF AMERICA. 



The Marimba Band 

(THI REAL HEADLINE ACT) 

RETURNED FROM ONE YEAR'S TOUR OF EUROPE 

HERE'S THE WORST NEWSPAPER NOTICE THEY EVER RECEIVED 

"Besides Harry Lauder, the OTHER ORDINARY vaudeville acts were Julian 
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GEOBGE CASTLE, President 
MARTIN BECK, Vice-President 
CHAS. E. KOHL, Jr., Sec'y and Tresis. 
LYMAN B. GLOVER, General Manager. 

■ B^ Another great season of success, com- 
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MBflj^"» Tills record for these houses, made 
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This famous and historic house of great 
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THE OLYMPIC 

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For the second consecutive year, running 
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"Walllngford" Just closed to capacity busi- 
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BAKER (F. G. Parry, mfr.).- "The Cow- 
boy and the Thlaf"; drawing. 

LYCEUM (M. E. Wolff, mgr. ; agent. K. A 
E.). — "A Man of Honor," new play, with Ed- 
mund Breese; enthusiastically received. 

TEMPLE (J. H. Finn, mgr.; sgent. U. B. 
O.).— Mclntyre A Hesth. hit; White * Perry, 
good; Mile. De Laur; Alice Debrlmont, well 
liked; "Baseballltes," funny; R. A. G. Trio, 
good; Al. Carleton, fair; Reed Bros., good; 
Selblnl A Grovlnl, scored. 

ARTHUR E. LOEB. 



SCHENECTADY, N. Y. 

MOHAWK (Ackerman J. Gill, mgr.). — 1-6, 
"Queen of Bohemia"; large house. 7-9, 
"World of Pleasure." 

MAJESTIC (George Underbill, mgr.).— 4-6. 
Mile. Palerno A Co.. excellent; Conrad A 
Moscrop Sisters, well received; Mullen. Bar- 
tell A Kelly, good; Nelson, fair; Ben Pearce, 
fine. 

ORPHEUM (Frank X. Breymaler. mgr.) — 
4-6, Vera Roberts, great; Reeves & Werner, 
good; Maurice Frank's Players, well received; 
Frank Breymaler, excellent; "Three of Us." 
well received. 

VAN CURLER (C. G. McDonald, mgr.).— 4. 
"The County Sheriff" ; large attendance. 7. 
"Qulnccy Adams Sawyer." 9, "Three Twins." 

HENRY RICKMAN. 



SEATTLE, WASH. 

PANTAGES (Alex. Pantages. gen. mgr.; 
agent, direct; rehearsal Monday 11). — Week 
28, Harry Davis Co., fine openers: Budd A 
Wayne, recalled; Beauvals Morldor Co., pleas- 
ing; Bernard A Jones, great: "The Awaken- 
ing of Buddha." hit. 

SEATTLE (E. Drew, mgr.). — Stock, good 
business. 

LOTS (D. Inverarlty, mgr.). — Stock, good 
business. ARCHIMEDES. 



SYRACUSE. N. Y. 

GRAND (C. G. Anderson, mgr.; agent. T T . 
B. O. : rehearsal Monday 10.20). — Ben By«-r 
A Bro.. good; Russell A Church, pleased; Al. 
B. White A Melody Girls, big; Frank Stafford 
A Co.. fair; Welch. Mealy A Montrose, good; 
H. T. McConnell, good; Great Asahl. good. 

EMPIRE. — 4-5, Montgomery A Stone. 6-9. 
Edmund Breese. 

BASTABLE (F. Bastable, mgr.). — 4-6. 
"Chief of the Secret Service." 7-9, "Cowboy 
and the Thief." 

SAM FREEMAN. 



ST. JOHN. N. B. 

OPERA HOTTSE (H. J. AndcreOn. mgr.).— 
Aug. 28-21. "Baby Mine." business good. 4-5. 
' The French Maid." 6-9, Constance Crawley. 

NICKEL (W. H. Goldlng. mgr. ).— Kathleen 
Furlong Schmidt; George Moon; pictures. 

L. H. CORTRIGHT 



SALT LAKE CITY. 

Week Aug. 27. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.).— A 
good, pleaolng hill. Wllla Holt Wakefield and 
Emma Dunn shared headline honors, and 
both score. 1 big hits; Ahearn Cycling Com- 
edians, laughing hit: General Edward Levlno. 
well liked: Alsace A Lorraine. pleased: 
Holmes. Wells A Flnlay, clever; Corcoran A 
Dixon, pleased. 

MAJESTIC— Burlesque. M. P. 

CASINO.— Clark Sisters. 



Chester Sutton, manager of the Orpheum 
here, has gone to Denver to take charge of 
the Orpheum there, while the Denver manager 
Is on vacation. Mr. Sutton will return in 
about three weeks. OWEN. 



SAN DIEGO. CAL. 

EMPRESS (Wm. Tomklns. mgr.: Monday 
rehearsal 10). — Week 27, Josephine Sabel. 
good: Paul Conchas, well received: Florence 
Modena Co., pleased; Ferell Bros., applauded; 
De Frates. good: Dancung Dupars, novel. 

PRINCESS (Fred Balllen. m*r. : agent. Bert 
Levey; Monday rehearsal 10). — Nelson A Nel- 
son, good: Musical Irving, hit: Olendell A 
Henry, pleased. Pictures. 

MIRROR (Fulkerson A Edwards, mgr.. 
agent direct: Monday rehearsal 10). — Boyd 
Ollfaln Trio, good; Walker A Walker, adroit: 
Hauthorn. very good; Hurlbcrt A Ball, very 
well received. 

ISIS (J. M. Dodge, mgr.; agent direct). — 1. 
Harrv Corson Clarke. "His Absent Bovs." 

DA1.ET. 



ST. PAUL, MINN. 

ORPHEUM.— "Night In a Turkish Bath.' 
good: Bedlnl A Arthur, good; Belle Adair. 



pleased; Laarena A Victor, good Smyth A 
Hartman. good; Dave Ferguson, pleased. 

EMPRESS— Harry First A Co.. hit; How- 
ard A Lawrence, clever; The Torleys, fine; 
Kenney A Mollis, pleased; Hate. good. 

PRINCESS.— Brlngk's Models: Military 
Trio; Halter A Ray; Edwin Hartley. 

MAJESTIC. — Boston Fadettes. good; Noble 
A Brooks; International Opera Co.; McCati- 
ley ft Con well; Four Fishers; Edith Haney. 

GAIETY— Buck A Lueck; Dobes A Borel; 
Dan Brady. ■ 

SHUBERT— "Painting the Town." pleasing, 
week. "Girls from Reno." 

METROPOLITAN. — Chauncey Olcott, good. 

STAR— Williams' "Ideals." fair. Next week, 
"Dear Old Billy." 

GRAND.— "Mrs. Wlggs." BEN. 



TORONTO. CANADA. 

CORONATION NATIONAL EXHIBITION— 
Alba's Spectacular act, Turning High Dive; 
Hasson Ben All's Arabs; Agnes Ahem Co.. 
gymnasts; Morrlslnpl's Trained Dogs and 
Ponies; Orloff Troupe, high casting act; Mar- 
vellous Mells. spectacular ring act; Ernesto 
Sisters, triple wire act; Three Levys and Ten 
Bull Terriers; Ernst Trio, comedy In mld-alr; 
Lochmary's Comedy Acrobats; Waltham Trio, 
cycle comedians: Festival of Empire; Tattoo 
Twelve Mossed Bands; Lantern Drill; Living 
Flag: Coronation Procession; War Beneath 
the Waves; Coronation Fireworks. 



The Coronation National Exhibition has 
broken all previous records for attendance 
for the first week, ending Sept. 2. The total 
attendance was 389.500, an Increase of 61.- 
500 over the previous year. Week ending 
11 is considered the biggest one, and Man- 
ager J. O. Ou Is hopeful of reaching the 
million mark at the close. The big vaudeville 
and spectacular show in front of the grand 
stand and the midway In quality are ahead 
of other years. HARTLEY. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

CHASE'S (H. W. De Witt, mgr.; agent. U. 
B O. ; rehearsal Monday 10). — Emma Carus 
A Wilfred Clarke A Co. hits; Fields A Lew- 
Is. well received; Covington A Wilbur, ap- 
plause; College Trio, clever; Splssel Bros. A 
Co.. second honors; Rem Brandt, amused. 

CASINO (W. Klrby. mgr.; agent, Galaskl; 
rehearsal Monday 10). — Heron A Douglass. 
hit: Nellie Burt; Monarch Four; Brady A 
Mahony. divided second honors; Curtain A 
Wilson, clever. 

COSMOS (A. F. Brylawskl. mgr.; agent. 
.TefTrles: rehearsal Monday 10). — "Ye Old 
Church Door" and McShane, Troy A Baker, 
first honors: Burns Sisters, encores; Roach 
A McT'urdy, laughs: La Relne Glorleuse, vrr 
received. t|t 

COLUMBIA (E. Berger, mgr. ).— Stock; ca- 
pacity houses. 

ACADEMY (John Lyons, mgr.; agent. S. 
A IT ). — "The Angel and the Ox"; good busi- 
ness 

MAJESTIC (F. B. Weston, mgr. ).— Stock. 

CAVETY (Geo. Perk. mgr. ) "Knicker- 
bockers" : big houses. 

LYCEUM (A. C. MHyer, mgr.). --'Sam De- 
vi'ii'"; good business 

WM. K. lin\VM \N 



YOl NGSTOWN, O. 

PARK (L. B. Cool, mgr.: agents. Felber 
& Shea). — Walthonr Trio, fine; Rainbow Sis- 
ters, neat: Qulgley Bros., fine; nick. Writing 
Dog. hendllner: Max Hart's Six Steppers, hit; 
Geo. H. Wood, funny; Aerial Rartb-tts. great. 

PRINCESS fChns. E. Smith, mgr; no-nt. 
Gus Sun > — Flying Carlos, good; Harry Rose, 
clever; Rurtlnos. fine; Wllllim* & Sterling, 
entertaining; Hirrv Sullivan A Co.. pleasing. 

GRAND (Jos. Schigrln, mgr ) — 4-5. "Brew- 
ster's Millions"; rapacity. "The Nest Egg." 

C A. LEEDY. 



WOONNOCKET. R. I. 

MRERA HOUSE Mas. R Donovan, mgr.; 
Independent >. — KYIlv & .l-jdae. good; Fres- 
ehetto A rrlg'in. scored; iilb-r Sinters, good ; 
Jesse Hayuiwxl * ('n . hit; llur-'hcs A Rich- 
mond, good: cbasnnl. fair. Business good 

BIJOI* <('.'•« A. Haley, mgr. t -Stock: fair 
business C L. \ 



WILMINGTON. DLL. 

GMtRR'K (W L DookstHder. mgr: n*ent. 
U. B. 0.).--Overlng Trio; Rlppon; Muck A 
Walker: Swan * Barnhnrd: c.irvey & Wag- 
M.-r: Robert T Haines * Co •■ The Lending 
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AVENUE <\ J. Edwards, mgr.)— Stock. 

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Burton Raymond A Bain Grand Indianapolis 

Burton Sydney 124 2 av N T 

Butlers Musical 422 S 8 Phlla 

Buttersworth Charley 860 Treat San Francisco 

Byron Gleta 107 Blue Hill av Roxbury Mass 



Cahlll Wm 306-7 Brooklyn 

Campbell Al 3721 Bway N Y 

Cant way Fred R 6426 Woodlawn av Chicago 

Capron Nell Majesties B R 

Cardownle 81sters 268 W 43 N Y 

Carey A Stampe 224 42 Brooklyn 

Carle Irving 4203 N 41 Chicago 

Carmen Frank 466 W 163 N Y 

Carmen Beatrice 2183 Washington av N Y 

Carroll Nettle Troupe Barnum A Bailey C R 

Carroll Chas 429 E Kentucky Louisville 

Carrollton A Van 6422 MonteVlstaLos Angeles 

Carson Bros 1058 56 Brooklyn 

Carters The Ava Mo 

Cased Irvln A Casad Darlington Wis 

Casad A De Verne 312 Valley Dayton O 

Casburn A Murphy Wichita Kan 

Case Paul 81 8 Clark Chicago 

Casey A Smith 124 Franklin Allston Mass 



Casmus A La Mar Box 347 Montgomery Ala 

Catlln Margie Irwlns Majesties B R 

Caul field A Driver Normandle Hotel N Y 

Celest 74 Grove Rd Clapham Pk London 

Chadwlck Trio Bushwlck Bklyn 

Chameroys 1448 41 Brooklyn 

Chandler Claude 219 W 68 N Y 

Chantrell A Schuyler 319 Prospect av Bklyn 

Chapman Sisters 1629 Mllburn Indianapolis 

Chase Dave 90 Birch Lynn Maaa 

Chase Carma 2616 So Halsted Chicago 

Chatham Sisters SOS Grant Pittsburgh 

Cheers A Jones SIS W 69 N Y 

Chubb Ray 107 Spruce Scranton Pa 

Chunns Four 19 Loughborough Rd London 

Church City Four 149 Welrfleld Bklyn 

Clalrmont Josephine A Co 763 W 1S1 N T 

Clare A West Orpheum Easton Pa 

Clark Floretta 10 Lambert Boston 

Clark A Duncan O H Brownsville Pa 

Clark A Ferguson 121 Phelps Englewood 

Clarke Wilfred 130 W 44 New York 

Claton Sisters 336 tt 6 av Nashville Tenn 

Claus Radcllffe A Claus 1649 Dayton avSt Paul 

Clear Chas 469 W 122 N Y 

Clermento A Miner 39 W 9 New York 

Clever Trio 2129 Arch Philadelphia 

Cliff A Cliff 4106 Artesian Chicago 

Clifford Dave B 173 E 103 N Y 

Clifford Jake Trocaderos B R 

Cllto A Sylvester 398 Winter Philadelphia 

Close Bros 41 Howard Boston 

Cogswells Cycling Toronto Exposition 

Cole Billy 19-4 av Bklyn 

Collins Eddie 6 Reed Jersey City N J 

Collins A Hart Orpheum Montreal 

Compton A Plumb 3220 Emerson av Mlnneap 



Alleles Edward Orphoum Des Molne* 
Adair Art Empress Chicago 
Adair Belle Orpheum Lincoln Neb 
Adams Billy 39 Mil ford Boston 
Adams A Lewis 106 W Baker Atlanta 
Adams Sam J Trocaderos B R 
Admont Mltcel 3286 Broadway N Y 
Altken Jas A Edna 967 Park av N Y 
Altken Bros 234 Bedford Fall River 
Altkens Great 2219 Gravler New Orleans 
Alburtus A Millar Orpheum Omaha 
Aldlnes The 2922 Cottage Grove Chicago 
All Sldl 909 Spring Pittsburg 
Allen Leon A Bertie 118 Central av Oshkosh 
Allinel Joseph 422 Bloomfleld Hoboken N J 
Alpine Troupe Forepaugh A Sells C R 
Alqulst A Clayton 646 Bergen Brooklyn 
Alrona Zoeller Troupo 269 Hemlock Brooklyn 
Altus Bros 128 Cottage Auburn N T 
Alvarados Goats 1236 N Main Decatur 111 
American Newsboys 2636 N 31 Phlla 
Anderson A Anderson 829 Dearborn Chicago 
Andrews A Abbott Co 2962 Morgan St Louis 
Antrim Harry 1 Glenwood av Wyncote Pa 
Apollos 104 W 40 N Y 
Arakl Troupe Sun Bros C R 
Arberg A Wagner 611 E 78 N Y 
Ardelle A Leslie 19 Broezel Rochester 
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Arthur Mae 16 Unity PI Boston 

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Atkinson Harry 21 E 20 N Y 
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Atwood Warren 111 W 81 N Y 
Atwood Vera 17 W 68 N Y 



Austin A Klumker S110 B Phlla 
Australian Four S33 W 48 N Y 



Baadsr La Valle Trio 330 N Christiana Chic 
Baehen A Desmond 1847 N 11 Philadelphia 
Bailey Frankle Trocaderos B R 
Baker Elsie 1914 Newport av Chicago 
Baker Harry S94S Renow W Philadelphia 
Baldwins Players Star Memphis Indef 
Baraban Troupe 1304 Fifth av N Y 
Barbee Hill A Co Novelty Topeka Kan 
Barron Geo 3003 Fifth av N Y 
Barron Billy Grand Knoxvllle 
Barry A Black 1SSS Falrmount av Phlla 
Bartell A Garfield S699 B IS Cleveland 

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Baum Will H A Co 97 Woloott Now Haven. 

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Baxter Sidney A Co 1733 48 av Melrose Cal 

Be Ano Duo 8422 Charlton Chicago 

Beardaley Sisters Union Hotel Chloago 

Bees Two 608 Bryant av N Y 

Bebren Musical 62 Springfield av Newark N J 

Bell Arthur H 488 13 av Newark N J 

Bell Boy Trio Empress Log Angeles 

Bella Italia Troupe Box 791 Brookfleld III 

Belmont Joe 70 Brook London 

Belsac Irving 269 W US N Y 

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Bennett A Marcel lo 206 W 67 New York 

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Benway Happy 4 North West Warren Mass 

Berg Bros Olympla Paris 

Berliner Vera Colonial Chicago 

Beverly Bisters 6722 Springfield av Phlla 

Beyer Ben A Bro 1496 Bryant av N Y 

Blcknell A Glbney 441 Marlon Oak Park III 

Big City Quartet Polls Bridgeport 

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Blsset A Shady 248 W 87 N Y 

Black A Leslie S722 Eberly av Chicago 

Bloomquest A Co 3330 Chicago av Minneapolis 

Booth Trio 343 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Borella Arthur 634 Stanton Breensburg Pa 

Bomschelm John F 6430 Sangamon Chicago 

Boulden A Qulnn 313 W 43 N Y 

Boutin A Tlllson 11 Myrtle Springfield Mass 

Bouton Harry A Co 1366 B 66 Chicago 

Bowers Walters A Crooker Temple Ft Wayne 

Bowman Fred 14 Webster Medford Mass 

Boyd A Allen 3706 Howard Kansas City 

Bradley A Ward Barnum A Bailey C R 

Brad leys The 1314 Rush Birmingham 

Brand Laura M 637 Main Buffalo 

Brennan Samuel N 2366 Tulip Phlla 

Brennen Geo Trocaderos B R 

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Brlnkleys The 424 W 89 N Y 

Brttton Nellie 140 Morris Philadelphia 

Brixton A Brixton 708 Lexington Brooklyn 

Broad Billy Empire London Indef 

Broe A Maxim 1240 Wabash av Chicago 

Brookes A Carlisle 38 Glenwood av Buffalo 

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Conn Richard 201 W 1M N T 
CosDolly Bros 1806 N 24 Philadelphia 
Cook Geraldlne «75 Jackson av New York 
Corbet t A Forrester 71 Emmet Newark N J 
Cornish Wm A 1108 Broadway Seattle 
Costello A La Croix 818 Ewelng Kansas City 
Cota El 90S Main Wheeling; W Va 
Cotter A Boulden 1886 Vineyard Philadelphia 
Coyle A Murrell 8387 Vernon av Chicago 
Crawford Glenn 1489 Baxter Toledo 
Cromwells 6 Danecroft Gardens London 
Crosby Ana 188 E 8 Peru Ind 
Cross A Mays 1813 Huron Toledo 



Dupres Fred Dominion Ottawa 

Dwyer Lottie Trio S3 No Wash Wilkas-Barre 



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Edman A Oaylor Box It Richmond lnd 
Edna Ruth 418 W Green Oleaa N Y 
Edwards Geo Grant Hotel Chicago 
Edwards Shorty 111 Carroll Alleghany 
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Bdythe Corlne 88f 8 Robey Chicago 
Eldon A Clifton Caalno Washington 
Eld ridge Press 801 W 144 N Y 



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Cummlngs A Thornton Grand Fargo N D 
Cunningham B A D 113 Wash'ton Champaign 
Cunningham A 8mlth 70 W 108 N Y 
Corson Sisters 817 Adeel av Jackson Miss 
Cycling Brunettes 381 Cross Lowsll Mi 



Dale A Harris 1610 Madison av New York 

Delay Wm J 108 N 10 Philadelphia 

Dslton Harry Fen 178 Irving av Brooklyn 

Daly A O'Brien National Sydney Indef 

Daugherty Peggy 852 H 30 Portland Ore 

Davidson Dott 1806 Michigan av Niagara Falls 

Davis Haxel M 3638 La Salle Chicago 

Davis A Cooper 1930 Dayton Chicago 

Davis Mark Rose Sydell B R 

Dawson Ell 844 E 68 N Y 

De Clalnvllle 8ld 1818 Douglas Omaha 

De Costs Duo 966 N Randolph Phlla 

De Frsnkle Sylvia Saratoga Htl Chicago 

De Prates Manuel Empress Denver 

De Grace A Gordon 938 Liberty Brooklyn 

De Leo John B 718 Jackson Milwaukee 

De Mar Rose 807 W 87 PI Chlcsgo 

De Mario Circus Beketow Budapest 

De Milt Gertrude 818 Sterling PI Brooklyn 

De Mont Trio Hip Cleveland 

De Oesch Mile M 386 B 10 Saginaw 

De Velde A Zelda 116 E 14 N Y 

De Vere A Roth 649 Belden av Chicago 

De Verne A Van 4673 Yatea Denver 

De Witt Burns A Torrance Stoll Circuit Eng 

De Witt Hugo 341 W 43 N Y 

De Young Tom 166 B 113 New York 

De Young Mabel 360 E 161 N Y 

Dean Lou 463 3 Niagara Falls 

Desn A 8lbley 468 Columbus av Boston 

Decry Frank 204 West End av New York 

Delmar A Delmar 94 Henry N Y 

Delton Bros 861 W 38 New York 

Demacos 8toll Circuit England 

Demonlo A Belle Englewood N J 

Denton O Francis 461 W 44 New York 

Deveau Hubert 864 Prospect pi Bklyn 

JIM DIAMOND 

and 

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Next week (8epL 11). Keith's Providence. 



Dlolas The 163 E 6 Mansfield O 

Dlston Madeline 828 Kelly Bronx 

Dixon A Hanson 4406 Prairie av Chicago 

Dodd Emily A Jessie 301 Division av Bklyn 

Doherty A Harlowe 434 Union Brooklyn 

Dolan A Lenharr 2460 7 av Nrw York 

Dolce Sisters 849 W 14 N Y 

Donaghy G Francis 319 55 Brooklyn 

Donald A Carson 216 W 103 New York 

Donner Doris 843 Lincoln Johnstown Pa 

Dooleys Three Shubert Utlca 

Doss Billy 102 High Columbus Tenn 

Dow A Lavan 898 Cauldwell av New York 

Downey Leslie 2712 Mlchlgnn Chicago 

Doyle A Fields 2348 W Taylor Chicago 

Drew Dorothy 877 8 av New York 

Drew Lowell B Stratford N J 

Drew Virginia 2236 Michigan av Chicago 

Dube Leo 268 Stowe av Troy 

Du Boli Great A Co 80 N Wash av Bridgeport 

Dulzell Paul Orpheum Kansas City 

Duncnn A O 94 2 E 9 Brooklyn 

Dunn Arthur F 2061 E 14 Cleveland 

Du Pars Dancing Empress Denver 



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In a New Aot. entitled 
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Ellsworth Mr A Mrs Harry Freeport L I 

Elson Arthur 466 B 149 N Y 

Elton Jane 144 W 116 N Y 

El wood Perry A Downing 984 Harlem av Balto 

Emelle Troupe 604 B Taylor Bloomlngton 111 

Emerald A Dupre National Sydney Australia 

Emerson A La Clear II Beach Grand Raplda 

Emmett Mr A Mrs Hugh Maryland Baltimore 

Empire 8tate Quartet 164 B 117 N Y 

Englebrsth G W-3818 Highland av Clnolnnatl 

Erie A Leo River View Charleston 111 

Esmann H T 1334 Putnam av Brooklyn 

Espe A Roth Globe Kansas City 

Evans Bessls 8701 Cottage Grovs av Chicago 

Evans Emits A Evana 3641 7 av N Y 

Evans A Lloyd 938 E 13 Brooklyn 

Evelyn Sisters 360 St Jamas PI Bklyn 

Evers Geo 810 Losoya San Antonio 

Ewelng Charlie 614 W Oconee Fltagsrald Ga 



Falrchlld Sisters 180 Dlxwell av New Haven 

Falrchlld Mr A Mrs 1831 Vernon Harrlsburg 

Falls Billy A 488 Lyell av Rochestsr 

Fanta Trio 8 Union sq N T 

Fenney A Fox 689 Central sv Camden 

Ferguson Frank 704 W 180 N Y 

Ferguson Jos 187 W 67 New York 

Fernandes May Duo 807 B 87 N Y 

F-rrard Grace 8716 Warsaw av Chicago 

Ferrell Bros Empress Denver 

Ferry Wm Palace Leipzig Germany 

Field Bros 146 Lenox av N Y 

Fields A Hanson Cambridge Mass 

Fields A La Adella 8041 Mona av Chicago 

Finn A Ford 880 Revere Wlnthrop Mass 

Finney Frank Trocaderos B R 

Fltaslmmons A Cameron 6606 8 Green Chicago 

Fletcher Ted 470 Warren Brooklyn 

Fletchers 88 Rondell PI San Francisco 

Florence O W 88 Bennett Buffalo 

Flynn Frank D 66 W 138 N Y 

Follette A Wicks 1834 Gates av Brooklyn 

Forbes A Bowman 201 W 118 N Y 

Force Johnny 800 Edmondson Baltimore 



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Ford Corlnne Trocaderos B R 

Ford A Co 800 Fenton Flint Mich 

Ford A Louise 128 8 Broad Mankato Mich 

Ford A Wesley Cosy Corner Girls B R 

Formby Geo Walthew House Wlgan Eng 

Foster Harry A 8allle 1886 E 18 Philadelphia 

Foster Billy 2816 Centre Pittsburg 

Foster Phyllis Darlings of Paris B R 

Fowler Kate 824 W 96 N Y 

Fox A Summers 617 10 Saginaw Mich 

Fox Florence 172 FUmore Rochester 

Foyer Eddie 9920 Plerpont Cleveland 

Frances A Coleman 8147 N Broad Phlla 

Francis Wlllard 67 W 138 New York 

Francisco 348 N Clark Chicago 

Fraser Hugh Rlvervlew Chicago Indef 

Fredericks Musical Bronx N Y 

Freed Jack 86 W 116 N Y 

Freeman Bros Taxi Girls B R 

French Henri Gerard Hotel New York 



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French A Williams 831 W Blaine Seattle 
Frobel A Ruge 814 W II New York 
Fulton Thurstons Chicago 



Gaffney 8tste» 1407 Madison Chicago 
Oaffnsy Al 898 Vernon Brooklyn N Y 
Gags Chsa 178 White Sprtngneld Msss 
Gals Ernie 169 Eastern av Toronto 
Gardiner Family 1988 N • Philadelphia 
Gardner Georgia 4846 Kenmore av Chicago 
Gardner A Stoddard Shubert Utlca 



WILLIE GARDNER 

Moss and Stoll Tours, England. 
Returns to America In August 

Garrlty Harry Princess Los Angelas Indef 
Oastunkt Mme 817 George Clnolnnatl 
Gath Ksrl A Emma 80 Cass Chicago 
Gaylor Chaa 768 17 Detroit 
Gelger A Walters Empress Portland 
Georgia Trio Empress Ksnsss City 
Germane Anna T 16 Arnold Revere Mass 
Geyer Bert Pslsce Hotsl Chicago 
Oil den Sisters 116 Schuylkill av Pottsvllle Pa 
Gllmore A Le Moyne 1416-81 Dea Moines 
Glrard Marie 41 Howard Boaton 
Gladstons A Talmage 146 W 46 N Y 
Glesson Violet 489 Lexington Wsltham Mi 
Glose Augusta Majestic Ft Worth Tex 
Glover Edna 868 Emporia av Wichita 
Godfrey A Henderson 8100 ■ 14 Kanaai 
Goforth A Doyle 161 Halssy Brooklyn 
Golden Claude 177 Walnut av Boston 
Golden Max 6 Alden Boaton 
Goodall A Craig 146 W 36 N Y 
Goodman Joe 8038 N 8 Philadelphia 
Goodrode Jack Bijou Bay City Mich 
Gordo El 866 W 48 New York 
Gordon Ed M 6116 Drexel av Chicago 
Gordon Paul L 114 W 69 Loe Angeles 
Gordon Dan 1777 Atlantlo av Brooklyn 
Gordon A Barber 16 So Locust Hagerstown Md 
Gordon A Klnley 8161 Emmons She'peh'd Bay 
Gordon A Marx Orpheum Kansas City 
Goss John II Sawyer Haverhill Mass 
Gossans Bobby 406 So 6 Columbus O 
Oottlob Amy 600 N Clark Chicago 
Gould A Rico 116 Smith Providence R 
Gould Sisters Plymouth Htl N Y 
Goyt Trio 866 Willow Akron O 
Grace Lew 3844 Penn av Baltimore 
Grannon Ila Melrose Park Pa Indef 
Grant Burt A Martha 8866 Dearborn Chicago 
Gray Trio 1406 Woodlawn av Indianapolis 
Gray A Graham Vaudeville Club London 
Gray A Gray 1938 Birch Joplln Mo 
Green Ethel Sheas Toronto 
Gremmer A Melton 1487 8 6 Louisville 
Grieves John A Co Columbia Boston Indef 
Griffith J P Trocaderos B R 
Griffith Myrtle E 6806 Klrkwood av Pittsburg 
Griffith Marvelous 18 W Eagle Buffalo 
Griffs A Hoot 1388 Cambria Philadelphia 
Grimes Tom A Co Wllllamstown N J 
Grimm A 8atchell Shubert Utlca 
Groom Sisters 608 N Hermitage Trenton N J 
Grossman Al 633 North Rochester 
Gruber A Kew 408 Av B Flint Mich 
Oullfoyle A Chsrlton 808 Harrison Detroit 



Hall B Clayton Elmhurst Pa 

Hall A Pray 80 Columbia Swampscott Mass 

Hall A Briscoe 66 Orchard Norwich Conn 

Halls Dogs 111 Walnut Revere Mass 

Halpern Nan 1621 E 17 av Denver 

Halson Boys 31 E 98 N Y 

Halsted Wllllard 1141 Tyrtanla New Orleans 

Hamilton Estelle 2636 N 31 Phlla 

Hamilton H L Cllffslde Park Ashland Ky 

Hamllns The 51 Scoval PI Detroit 

Hampton A Basset 4866 Wlnthrop av Chicago 

Hanes O Scott 813 Rltner Phlla 

Haney Edith Grant Htl Chicago 

Hannon Billy 1688 No Hamlin av Chicago 

Hansone A Co 1037 Tremont Boston 

Hanvey Lou 562 Lenox av New York 

Harris A Randall Lyceum Peoria 111 

Hart Marie A Billy Orpheum Harrlsburp 

Hart Bros Barnum A Bailey C R 

Hart Stanley Ward 8446 Pine 8t Louis 

Hart Maurice 166 Lenox av New York 

Hartman Gretchen 621 W 186 N Y 

Harvey A Welch 7 B 119 N Y 

Harveys 607 Western Moundsvllle W Va 

Hatches 4 7 E 183 New York 



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Hawthorne Hilda Keiths Philadelphia 
Hayden Virginia Aloaaar Denver Indef 
Hayden Jack Orpheum Lincoln Neb 
Hayman A Franklin Hip Boacorebe Eng 
Haywood Chaa 48 Clinton Newark N J 
Haasard Lynne A Bonnie Electric Joplln Mo 
Hebron Marie Irwlns Majesties B R 
Held A La Rue HIS Vine Philadelphia 
Henderson A Thomas 117 W 40 Nsw York 
Henella A Howard 646 N Clark Chicago 
Henry Dlek 887 Palmetto Brooklyn 
Henry Girls 1116 So 17 Philadelphia 
Henrys 481 ■ 168 N Y 
Herbert Barnum A Bailey C R 
Herberts The 47 Washington Lynn Mass 
Herman A Rica III W 16 N T 
Hsrr Noadle Box 66 Wltmer Pa 
Hers Geo III Stone av Scranton 
Hessle National Sydney Australia Indef 
Heverley Grace 101 Desmond Say re Pa 
Hill A Ackerman Empress Portland 
Hill Edmunds Trio 163 Nelson New Brunswick 
Hlllmsn A Roberta 616 8 11 Saginaw Mich 
Hlllyera 193 Bay 36 Benson hurst N Y 
Hints A Fenton 151 W 68 Nsw York 
Hoffman J>avs 8341 B Clesrfleld Phlla 
Holman Bros 614 Lake Cadillac Mich 
Holmes Ben 114 W Montsna Allalne Neb 
Holmes Wells A Flnlsy Orpheum Lincoln Neb 
Holt A If 8ydney Australia 
H on an A Helm 138 Lockwood Buffalo 
Hood Sam 781 Florence Mobile Ala 
Hoover Lillian 488 W 84 New York 
Hopp Fred 886 Littleton av Newark N J 
Horter Katheryn 361 Halsey Bklyn 
Hotallng Edward 667 8 Division Grsnd Rap 
House Carl C 198 Glover Detroit 
Howard Bros 339 W 88 N Y 
Howard Emily 644 N Clark Chloago 
Howard Comedy Four 983 8 av Brooklyn 
Howard Harry A Mae 833 8 Peoria Chicago 
Howard Bernlce 8009 Calumet av Chicago 
Howard A Howard Greenpolnt Brooklyn 
Hoyt Ruth 172 Bradford Provlncetown Mass 
Hoyt Edward N 166 W 47 N Y 
Hoyt Lesslg Co Empress Oakland 
Hoyt A Stnrks 14 Bancroft si Bklyn 
Huegel A Qulnn 686 Rush Chicago 
Hughes Musical Trio Bijou Bay City Mich 
Hulbert A De Long 4416 Madison Chlcag-o 
Hunter Ethel 4089 Troost Ksnsss City 
Hunter A Ross 880 8o Senate av Indianapolis 
Hurley F J 163 Magnolia av Elisabeth N J 
Hutchinson Al 310 E 14 New York 
Hyatt A Le Nore 1613 W Lanvale Baltimore 
Hylands 33 Cherry Danbury Conn 
Hynde Bessie 618 Pearl Buffalo 



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Inglis A Reading 192a Bower Jersey City 

Ingrams Two 1804 Story Boone la 

Innes A Ryan Bijou Bay City Mich 

Ioleon Bisters Temple Hoche«ter 

Ireland Fredk Irwlns Majesties B R 

Irving Pearl Indian Lane Canton Mass 

Irwin Flo 227 W 46 N Y 

Irwin Ferdinand 81 Horton Fall River 



Jackson Cyclists Palace I^ondon 

Jackson H'ry A Kate 206 Buena Vista Yonkers 

Jackson Alfred 80 E Tupper Buffalo 

Jacobs A 8ardel Atkins av Pittsburg 

Jeffries Tom 889 Bridge Bklyn 

Jennings Je»/r|l A BtIow 8362 Arl'^t'n fit L 

Jess A Dell 1202 N 6 St Louis 

Jewell Mildred 6 Alden Boston 

Johnson Great 267 W S7 N Y 

Johnson Honey 89 Tremont Cambridge Mass 

Johnson Kid Sequin Tour South America 

Johnson Bros A Johnson 6246 Callowhlll Phlla 

Johnston J;is I' Bl.lou Hammond Ind 

Johnstone Chester B 49 Lexington av N Y 

Johnstons Musical Empire Newport Wales 

Jones A Rogers 1861 Park av New York 

Jones Maud 60 W 186 NY 

Jones A Gaines 412 W 66 N Y 

Jones A Moore 99 Kendall Boston 

Jones A Whitehead 83 Boyden Newark N J 

Jordan Anna & Co Fond flu Lm«- Win 

Juno A Wells '611 E 78 New York 



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Kaufman* 240 E 86 Chicago 

Keating A Murray Blakers Wildwood N J Ind 

Keaton A Barry 74 Boyland Boston 

Keeley A Parka 181 W 180 N T 

Keeley Broa 6 Haymarket 8q London 

Kelfe Zena 110 W 44 N T 

Kell Jack 1168 18 Milwaukee 

Kelley A Wentworth Orpheum Seattle 

Kelsey Slater* 4888 Chrtatlanla aT Chlcag-o 

Keltnera 188 Colonial PI Dallas 

Kendall Chaa A Maldle 188 Alfred Detroit 

Kennedy Joe 1181 N 8 Knoxvllle Tenn 

Kenton Dorothy Fells Portland Htl N T 

Keough Edwin Continental Hotel San Fran 

Keaaner Rose 488 D 184 New Tork 

Kidder Bert A Dor'y 886 Santa Clara Al'meda 

Kins; Bros 811 4 av Schenectady 

Kins- Violet Winter Qard'n Blackpool Brag Ind 

Klein Ott & Nicholson Majestic Little Rock 

Klein A Clifton Miles Detroit 

Knight Bros A Sawtelle 4460 Sheridan rd Chic 

Koehler Orayce 6060 Calumet Chicago 

Kohers Three 68 18 Wheeling W Va 

Koners Bros Wlntergarten Berlin 



Lacey Will 1616 Capitol Washington 
Lafayettes Two 186 Qraham Oshkosh 
Lambs Manikins Century Chicago » 
Lamont Harry A Flo 80 Clinton Johnstown NT 
Lancaater A Miller 646 Jones Oakland 
Lane Ooodwln A Lane 8718 Locust Phi la 
Lane A Ardell 888 Genesee Rochester 
Lane Eddie 806 B 78 New Tork 
Lane A D'Donnell Keiths Boston 
Lang Karl 878 Blokford ay Memphis 
Langdona Polls New Haven 
Lanlgan Joe 108 8 61 Philadelphia 
Lansear Ward B 888 Sohaefer Brooklyn 
La Auto Olrl 188 Alfred Detroit 
La Blanche Mr A Mrs Jack 8816 ■ Baltimore 
La Centra A La Rue 8461 8 ay New Tork 
La Clair A West Box 166 Sea Isle City N J 
La Orange A Gordon 8608 Lucas ay St Louis 



La Maze Trio 

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La Nolo Ed A Helen 6 Mill Troy N T 

La Ponte Marg 128 W Commerce San Antonio 

La Rue A Holmes 21 Llllle Newark 

La Tour Irene 84 Atlantlo Newark N J 

La Toy Broa Keltha Providence 

La Verne Barber Playera Unique Minneapolis 

La Vettea 1708 W 81 Kansas City 

La Vine Edward Orpheum Salt Lake 

Larose 226 Bleecker Brooklyn 

Lariivee A Lee 88 Bhuter Montreal 

Lashe Great 1611 Kater Philadelphia 

Laurent Bert 8 Piatt PI Scranton 

Lavardes Lillian 1209 Union Hackensack N J 

Lavlne A Inman 8801 B 81 Cleveland 

Lawrence A Edwards 1140 Westm'r Provld'ce 

Lawrence A Wright 66 Copeland Rozbury Mass 

Layton Marie 868 E Indiana St Charles III 

Le Orange A Oordon 8802 Luoas av St Louis 

Le Pages 286-8 Milwaukee 

Le Pearle A Bogart 401 Bolome 8prlngfleld III 

Le Roy Geo 86 W 116 N Y 

Le Roy Vic 832 Everett Kansas City Kan 

Le Roy Chas 1806 N J Baltimore 

Le Roy A Adams 1812 Locust av Erie Pa 

Leahy Broa 269 Eaat av Pawtucket R I 

Leberg Thll A Co Auatlna Boaton 

Lee Joe Klnaley Kan 

Lee Roae 1040 Broadway Brooklyn 



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Lenox Cecil Trocaderoa B R 

Lensa 1914 Newport av Chicago 

Leonard A Drake 1099 Park PI Brooklyn 

Leonard Joe Pat Whltea Gaiety Girla B R 

i.eslle Genie 861 Tremont Boston 

Leslie Frank 184 W 189 New Tork 

Lester A Kellett 818 Fairmount ay Jersey City 

Levlno A Euale 14 Proapect W Haven Conn 

Levy Family 47 W 189 New Tork 

Lewla Walt'r A Co 677 Washt'n BrooklineMass 

Llngermans 706 N 6 Philadelphia 

Livingston Murray 880 B 168 N T 

Lloyd A Castano 104 B 61 New Tork 

Lockhart A Webb 822 W 88 N T 

Lockwoods Musical 188 Cannon Poughkeepsle 

Lois A Love 2914 9 Brooklyn 

London A Rlker 82 W 98 New Tork 

Londons Four Orpheum Los Angeles 

Longworth 8 Magnolia ay Jersey City 

Lorch Family Orpheum Denver 

Lowe Musical 87 Ridge ay Rutherford N J 

Luce A Luoe 996 N Broad Philadelphia 

Lucler A Ellsworth 479-41 Oakland 

Lynch Hasel 866 Norwood ay Grand Rapids 

Lynch Jack 98 Houston Newark 

Lynn Roy Box 68 Jefferson City Tenn 

Lyon Walter A Ship Cafe Venice Cal Indef 



Mack A Co Lee 666 N State Chicago 

Mack Floyd 1984 Ohio Chicago 

Macy Majid Hall 8618 ■ 18 Sheepshead Bay 

Mae Florence 48 Jefferson Bradford Pa 

Malloy Dannie 11 Glen Morris Toronto 

Manning Frank 866 Bedford ay Brooklyn 

Manning Trio 164 N Wanamaker Phlla 

Mantell Harry Trocaderoa B R 

Mantella Marlonettea 4480 Berkeley av Chic 

Marcous 819 Laflln Chicago 

Mardo A Hunter 8122 Eugenia St Louis 

Marine Comedy Trio 187 Hopkins Brooklyn 

Marlon CHS Grant Hotel Chloago 

Marlon A Lillian Freeport L I 

Mario Aldo Trio 204 W 42 N T 

Marsh A Mlddleton 19 Dyer av Everett Mass 

Marsh Chas 806 14 Milwaukee 

Martha Mile 68 W 91 New Tork 

Martlne Carl A Rudolph 467 W 67 New Tork 

Mason Dan A Co Empreas Portland 

Matthews Mabel 8991 Burling Chicago 

Matthleson Walter 848 W Ohio Chicago 

Mayne Elisabeth 1888 8 Wilton Phlla 

McCann Geraldlne A Co 706 Park Johnston Pa 

McCarthy A Barth 2901 Missouri av St Louis 

McConnell Sisters 1247 Madison Chicago 

McCormlok A Irving 1810 Gravesend av Bklyn 

McCune A Grant 686 Benton Pittsburgh 

McDonald A Geverneaux 2228 Maxwell 8pokane 

McDowell John A Alice 687 6 Detroit 

MeGarry A Harris 681 Palmer Toledo 

McGulre Tuts 69 High Detroit 

McLaln 8lsters 88 Miller av Providence 



JOCK McKAY 

Rehearsing with "Miss Dudlesw ck" 
Management. WEBBA A LUESCHER 



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McNamee 41 Smith Poughkeepsle 
Macnlchol Jas Charlottetown Canada 
McWaters A Tyson 471 80 Brooklyn 
Mendelsohn Jack Pat Whites Gaiety Girls BR 
Menetekel 104 E 14 New Tork 
Meriitt Raymond 178 Tremont Pasadena Cal 
Methen Sisters 18 Culton Springfield Mass 
Meyer David 1684 Central av Cincinnati 
Michael A Michael 820 W 68 New Tork 
Milam A DuBols 884 W 68* N Y 
Miles P W Irwlna Majeatlca B R 
Military Trio 679 B 24 Pateraon 
Miller A Mack 2641 Federal Phlla 
Miller A Princeton 88 Olney Providence 



TERESE MILLER 

"THE COMEDY GIRL" 

Material by. Jack Gorman, Music by W. Jones. 



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Mlllman Trio Wlntergarten Berlin 

Mills A Moulton 68 Rose Buffalo 

Milton Joe Big Banner B R 

Milton A De Long Sinters Grand Syracuse 

Minstrel Four Majestic Dallas 

Mints A Palmer 1806 N 7 Philadelphia 



Mlakel Hunt A Miller 108 14 Cincinnati 
Mitchell A Cain Empire Johannesburg 
Mitchell Geo Irwlns Majesties B R 
Moller Harry 84 Blymer Delaware O 
Montambo A Bartell! 40 B Liberty Waterbury 
Montgomery Harry 164 E 124 New Tork 
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Mooree Mite Orpheum Lima O 
Morgan Broa 2626 B Madison Philadelphia 
Morgan King A Thompson 81s 60S B 41 Chic 
Morgan Meyers A Mike 1886 W 16 Phlla 
Morln Sisters Bowery Burlesquers B R 
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Morris A Kramer 1806 St John PI Bklyn 
Morris Mildred A Co 260 W 86 New Tork 
Morton A Keenan 674 11 Brooklyn 
Motoglrl 868 W 46 N T 
Mozarts 26 Morse Newton Mass 
Mullen A Corelll Columbia Indianapolis 
Muller Maud 601 W 161 N T 
Murray A Alvln Great Alblnl Co 
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My Fancy 12 Adama Strand London 
Myers A MacBryde 162 6 av Troy N T 
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Neary Bliss A Ross 469 B Main Bridgeport 
Nelson Bert A 1048 M Humboldt Chloago 
Nelson Oswald A Borger 160 ■ 111 N T 

Nevaros Three Grand Knoxvllle 

NEWELL and NIBLO 

The International Instrumentalists 
Next Week (Sept 10). Empress, Cincinnati. 

Newhoff A Phelps IS W lit N T 

Nonette 617 Flatbush ay Brooklyn 

Norton C Porter 684 S Klmbark ay Chicago 

Noss Bertha Gerard Hotel N T 

Nosses Musical Grand Pittsburg 

Nowak Eddie 696 Prospect av Bronx N T 

Nugent Jas Irwlns Majesties B R 



O'Connor Trio 706 W Allegheny av Phlla 

O'Dell A Gllmore 1146 Monroe Chicago 

O'Donnell J R 188 B 184 N T 

Ogden Gertrude H S8S6 N Mosart Chloago 

Omar 868 W 86 N T 

O'Neill A Regenery 69S Warren Bridgeport 

O'Neill Trio O H Rumford Falls Me 

O'Rourke A Atkinson 1S4S B 66 Cleveland 

Orr Chas F 181 W 41 N T 

Orren A McKensle 606 Bast Spring Ohio 

Ott Phil 178 A Tremont Boston 

Owens Dorothy Mae 8047 90 Chloago 

Osavs The 48 Kinsel av Kenmore N T 



Padula Vincent 688 Park av Bklyn 
Palme Esther Mile 181 B 46 Chicago 
Parker A Morrell 187 Hopkins Bklyn 
Parvls Geo W 8684 N Franklin Philadelphia 
Patterson Bam 89 W 188 N T 



PAULINE 

Pall Mall Depositing A Forwarding Co., 
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Paullnetto A Plquo Orpheum Salt Lake 
Paull A Ryhelda 869 County New Bedford 
Pearl Marty SS Marcy ay Bklyn 
Pederson Bros 686 Greenbush Milwaukee 
Pelota The 161 Westminster av Atlantlo City 
Pepper Twins Lindsay Can 
Pcro A Wilson Lyric Oklahoma City 
Perry Frank L 747 Buchanan Minneapolis 
Peter the Great 422 Bl'mfleld av Hoboken N J 
Peters A O'Neill Grand Knoxvllle 
Phillips Mondane Calvert Hotel N T 
Phillips Samuel 816 Classon av Brooklyn 
Phillips Sisters 18 Rue Rossini Parla 
Piccolo Mldgeta Box 28 Phoenicia N T 
Pickens Arthur J A Co Orpheum Harrlaburg 
Plnkney Dick Hagenbeck Wallace C R 
Plsano A Bingham 60 Chrlatle Gloversvllle 
Piaano Yen 16 Charlea Lynn Mass 
Pope A Uno Orpheum Harrlaburg 
Potter A Harrla 6880 Wayne av Chicago 



Pouchota Ballet Grand Syracuse 
Powell Eddie 8814 Chelsea Kansaa City 
Powers Elephants 746 Forest av N T 
Price Harry M 828 Kelly Bronx N T 
Prices Jolly 1629 Arch Philadelphia 
Primroae Four Orpheum San Francisco 
Priors The Tukulla Wash 
Proctor Sisters 1112 Halsey Brooklyn 
Prosit Trio Ringllng Bros C R 



Quartette A 768 Home N T 

Queen Mab A Wels Victoria Charleston S C 
Qulnlan Josie 644 N Clark Chloago 



Raeeford Roy 607 W 178 N T 

Ralmund Jim 87 ■ Adams Chloago 

Rainbow Bisters 840 14 Ban Francisco 

Rapier John 17S Colo ay Dallas 

Ray Eugene 660S Prairie ay Chloago 

Ray A Burns S87 Balnbrldge Brooklyn 

Raymond Clara 141 Lawrence Brooklyn 

Raymond Gerat Rome Italy 

Raymond Ruby A Co Orpheum Montreal 

Raymore A Co 147 W 96 N T 

Redford A Wlncheater Hansa Hamburg Or 

Redmond Trio 961 Halsey Bklyn 

Rednor Thomss A Co 979 Hudson av Detroit 

Redway Juggling 141 Inspector Montreal 

Reed Bros Grand Evanavllle Ind 

Reed A Earl SS6 B 68 Los Angeles 

Reeves Geo H 194-8 Troy N T 

Reffkln Joe 168 Dudley Providence 

Regal Trio 116 W Wash PI N T 

Reld Sisters 46 Broad Elisabeth N J 

Remy A Soper 1S8S N Alden Phlla 

Renalles The S064 Sutter San Francisco 

Rensetta A La Rue 8881 So Hicks Phlla 

Rese Len 1091 Cherry Phlla 

Rhoads Marionettes Roton Point Conn 

Rice Frank A Truman 696 8 49 av Chicago 

Rich A Howard S14 E 19 N T 

Rich A Rich 8948 Milwaukee av Chicago 

Richard Bros 116 B 8 New Tork 

Richards Great Temple Rochester 

Riley A Llppus 86 Plant Dayton O 

Rio Al C 880 W 146 N T 

Ripon Alf 646 B 87 New Tork 

Rltter A Bovey 49 Blllerlca Boaton 

Roberta Edna Maajeatlca B R 

Roberta C B 1861 Sherman av Denver 

Roberta A Downey 86 Lafayette Detroit 

Roblnaon Wm C 8 Granville London 

Roblnaona The 901 Hawthorne av Minneapolis 

Rock A Rol 1610 Indiana av Chicago 

Roeder A Leater 814 Broadway Buffalo 

Rogers A Mackintosh 8 Claremont pi M'tclrNJ 

Rblande Geo 8 Box 290 Cumberland Md 

Ro Nero 418 8 George Rome N T 

Roode Claude M Ringllng Bros C R 

Rose Lane A Kelgard 186 W 48 N T 

Rose Clarlna 6086 67 Brooklyn 

Ross A Lewis Kings Edinburgh 8cot 

Roaa A Kittle Greeaon Tampa Fla 

Ross Sisters 66 Cumerford Providence 

Ross Frank Trocaderoa D R 

Rossis Musical Novelty 818 W 48 N T 

Rother A Anthony 8 Patterson Providence 

Roys Bullocks Providence 

Russell A Davis 1816 High Springfield O 

Russell May Pat Whltea Gaiety Girla B R 

Rutledge Frank A Co Mllea Minneapolis 

THOS. J. RYAN- 
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Next Week (Sept. 11). O rpheum, Brooklyn. 

Rye Geo W 116 Ft Smith Ark 
Ryno A Emerson 161 W 174 N Y 



Sabel Josephine Empress Denver 

Bandera A La Mar 1327 6 av N Y 

Ran ford A Darlington 2887 So Warnock Phlla 

Scanlon W J 1691 Vlnewood Detroit 

Scarlet A Scarlet 918 Longwood av N Y 



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"LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART" 

The One Big Walts Song Hit of the Tear. Getting Bigger Every Minute, Best Quartette Song 
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"WHEN RUBENSTEIN AND MENDELSSOHN 

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This is the latest waits ballad by LEO FRIEDMAN, and It'a the beat melody he 

ever wrote. Just another natural hit 

"THE WHOLE WORLD REMINDS 
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MB AND THE WORLD IS MINE." That's a 
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Small Johnnie A Sisters 880 Lenox av N T 

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Stanwood Davis 864 Bremen E Boaton 

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Stedman Al A Fannie 686 6 So Boston 

Stelnert Thomas Trio 631 Lenox av N T 

Steppe A H 88 Barclay Newark 

Stepping Trio 8908 N 6 Phlla 

Stevens E J 498 Marlon Bklyn 

Stevens Paul 828 W 28 New York 

Stevenson Geo Irwlns Majesties B R 

8tewart A Pearl 126 Euclid Woodbury N J 

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St John A McCracken 6161 Chestnut Phlla 

8torscheln H 2638 Atlantic Brooklyn 

Btubblefield Trio 6808 Maple av St Louis 

Stutsman A May 618 Washington Wllllamsport 

Sulllvsn Dsnl J A Co 1917 W 61 Cleveland 

Sully A Phelps 8810 Bolton Philadelphia 

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Sutton A Sutton 8918 W 8 Duluth 

8weeney A Rooney 1820 Wyoming av Detroit 

Bwlsher A Evans 1147 W Huron Chloago 

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Symonds Alfaretta 140 So 11 Philadelphia 

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Tangley Pearl 67 B Clark Chicago 

Taylor Mao English Indianapolis 

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Temple A O'Brien 429 E 2 Fargo N D 

Terrlll Frank A Fred 867 N Orkney Phlla 

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Thomson Harry 1284 Putnam av Brooklyn 

Thome Mr A Mrs Harry 276 W 141 N Y 

Thornes Juggling 68 Rose Buffalo 

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Tldmarsh Fred A Co 1234 Tatnall Wilmington 

Till Violet Trocodoros II R 

Tlnney Frank 6 Av Ventnor Atlantic City 

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Travers Bell 807 W 88 N Y 

Travers Phil E 6 E 116 N Y 

Travers Roland 221 W 42 N Y 

Tremainea Musical 280 Caldwell Jacksonville 

Trescotts Rlvervlew Chicago lndef 

Trevett Quartet Monarch Hotel Chicago 

Trlllers Buffalo Bills C R 

Troubadours Three 186 W 61 N Y 

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Tumbling Toms 2789 Fulton Bklyn 

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Umberger A Naldy 112 Delavan Newark 
Unique Comedy Trio 1887 Nicholas Phlla 



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Vaidare Bessie auk W 87 M T 
Valentine A Bell 1461 W 108 Chicago 
Valletta A Lamson 1889 St Clark Cleveland 
Van Chas A Fannie Orpheum Spokane 
Van Dalle Sisters 614 W ill N I 
Vsn Bpps Jaok Lake Katrine N Y 
Van Horn Bobby 119 Wast Dayton O 
Vardelles Lowell Mich 
Vardon Perry A Wllber I Oreen London 
Variety Comedy Trio 1811 Barth Indianapolis 
Vass Victor V tl Basklns Providence 
Vsssar A Arksn 824 Christopher Bklyn 
Vedmar Rare 1285 Broadway N Y 
Venetian Serenaders 676 Blackhawk Chicago 
Vernon A Psrksr 187 Hopkins Brooklyn 
Village Comedy Four 1811 Ringgold Phlla 
Vincent A Blager 829 Olive Indianapolis 
Viola Otto Circus Bush Hamburg Ger 
Vloletta Jolly 41 Lelptlger Berlin Ger 
Voelker Mr A Mrs 628 W 161 N Y 



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Walker Musical Rlngllng Bros C R 



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Ward Billy 199 Myrtle av Bklyn 

Warde Mack 300 W 70 New York 

Washburn Dot 1930 Mohawk Chicago 

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Wenrlck A Waldron 262 W 88 N Y 

Wentworth Vesta & Teddy Ilushwlck Bklyn 

West Al 606 E Ohio Pittsburg 

West A Denton 136 W Cedar Kalamazoo 

West Sisters Ben Welch Show B R 

Western Union Trio 8241 B Clearfield Phlla 

Weston Cecilia Irwlns Majesties B R 

Weston Edgar 246 W 44 N Y 

Weston Dan B 141 W 116 N Y 

Westons Models 204 W 120 N Y 



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Wheeler Sisters 1441 7 Philadelphia 
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White A Perry Grand Syracuse 
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Williams Cowboy 4716 Upland Philadelphia 

Williams Chas 3636 Rutgers St Louis 

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Williams A Gilbert 1010 Marshfleld av Chic 

Williams & Segal Orpheum Winnipeg 

Williams A Stevens 8616 Calumet Chicago 

Williams A Sterling Box 1 Detroit 

Wilson & Aubrey Varieties Terre Haute Ind 

Wilson Raleigh Gollmar Bros C R 

Wilson Lottie 2208 Clifton sv Chlcsge 

Wilson Al A May Dorp Schenectady lndef 

Wilson Billy 871 Wyona Brooklyn 

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Winkler Kress Trio 6th av Brooklyn 

Wise A Milton Brennan Circuit New Zealand 

Wlthrow A Glover 862 N Emporia av Wichita 

Wolf A Lee 224 Woodlawn av Toledo 

Wolferth Jewel Circus Bush Berlin 

Wood OUIe 600 W 164 New York 

Wood Bros Orpheum Salt Lake 

Woodall Billy 420 First av Nashville 

Work A Over Empire London lndef 

Wyckoff Fred 60 Water Lyons N Y 



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Yackley A Bunnell Kenyon Allegheny Pa 

Yeoman Gee 4666 Gibson av St Louis 

Yerxa A Adele Girls From Happyland B R 

Young A April Alhambra N Y 

Young Jeanette Trocaderos B R 

Young A Phelps 1018 Baker Evanevllle Ind 

Young Sisters 2748 Henry Coney Island 



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Zanfrellas 181 Brixton London 
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Neb is Nebraska City 19 Clarlnda la 20 Red 
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Monett 16 Rogers Ark. 

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John Robinson 8 Mayfleld Ky 9 Paducah. 

Sells Floto 9 Danville III 11 B St Louis 14 
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18 Kansas City 20 St Joe. 

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New York 

Belles of Boulevard Olympic New York 18 
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Ben Welch Show 11-13 Gllmore Springfield 
14-16 Franklin 8q Worcester 18 Westmin- 
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Big Banner 8how Gayety Minneapolis 18 Gay- 
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Big Gaiety Star Brooklyn 18 Gaiety Newark 

Big Revue Eighth Ave New York 18 Bronx 
New York 

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Bon Tons Gayety Toronto 18 Garden Buffalo 

Bowery Burlesqucrs Gayety Detroit 18 Gay- 
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cherry Blossoms Empire Brooklyn 18 Casino 
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collego Girls Gayety St Louis 18 Gayety 
Louisville 

Columbia Burlesqucrs Gayety Louisville 18 
Standard Cincinnati 

Cosy Corner Girls Empire Chicago 18 Star 
Chicago 

Cracker Jacks Garden Buffalo 18 Corinthian 
Rochester 

Duffydllls Appolo Wheeling 18 Academy 
Pittsburg 

Darlings of Paris Standard St Louis 18 Em- 
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Dave Marlon Corinthian Rochester 18-20 Mo- 
hawk Schenectady 21-23 Empire Albany 

Ducklings Bronx New Vork 18 Empire Bklyn 

Follies of Ihy Cook Rochester is Lafayctto 
Buffalo 

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Girls from Happyland Gayety Boston 18-20 
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St Louis 

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P following name Indicates postal, ad- 
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Allaire Alme 
Allen Blllie A Josle 
Allen A Arnold 
Atlvell Ben (C) 



Banvards Flying 
Barrett Bertha 
Bartlett Bernlce 
Bell Jack (C) 
Bell A Richards (P) 
Berg Phil 
Bergere Rose 
Bernard Mike 



Bernlvlcl Bros 
Blackmore Corlnne 
Blake Chas 
Blaney Hugh 
Boggs Martha 
Bolton VIena 
Bole Jack 
Boudlnnl Bros. (C) 
Bowes Florence 
Bright Louise (SF) 
Browning A Lewis 
Burke John Mrs (F) 

C. 

("nrleton Will (SF) 
Carre Maybelle 
Chadderton L (C) 



D. 

Daly A O'Brien 
Day Carita (C) 
De Rosells Rex 
Diamond Four 
Dixon M L (C) 
Downs Chas (C) 
Draper Bert A Bess 
Drown Olive 
Dunlevy Joe 
Du Gros Trio (C) 
Dunn Emma (SF) 
Dupree Jeannette (C) 



E. 

Eddowls Evelyn 
Edmonds Grace 
Edwards Jessie (C) 
Egan Geo 
Electra 
Elmore Alan 



F. 

Farley John 
Ferguson Dave 
Ferguson Margucrlto 
First Barney 
Fltzmaurlce J W 
Ford Hugh 
Fox Helen (C) 
Fox A Clair (SF) 
Francis Adeline 
Fulton Rosa 



Gallagher Ed 
Garfield Frank 
Gaston Billy 
Gaten B S 
Goodrich Edna 
Green Gene (C) 
Grote Fred 

H. 

Haines Robt 
Hall Dick 
Hamlin Richard 
Harrison Lonore (SF) 
Hayes Brent (C) 
Herman Geo 
Hopkins Ethel (P) 
Hoppe Guy 



I. 



Ingalls Duffleld A In- 
galls 



Jeeger A Rogers 
Jennings O'Malley 
Johnson A Wells (SF> 
Jolson Al 
Jones Edgar 
Julian Harry 
Juhasz Stephen (C). 

K. 

Kaplan Maurice 
Karl Rudolph 
Kelly Thos P 
Kelly Ethel 
King Mrs Jack 



La Bello Serran- 

Ita (SF) 
T.a Estrellta (RF) 
Lake Hurry (C) 
I-nno Gladys 
LanRo Geo K (C> 
La Verne Harriet 
Lee Phyllis 
Lo Mont Ij A 
Lena Lily 
Leonardl Trio (SF) 



Leons Trio (C) 
Leslie Ethel (SF) 
Leslie Ethel 
Leslie Allle 
Lester Violet 
Lewln Harry W 
Lockette Mattie 
Lovette Lillian 

M. 

Mack Elmer 
Maltland Madge (SF) 
Malono E (C) 
Marx Bros (C) 
Martlne A Maximilian 
McAllister Dick 
McCullough Carl 
McMahon Tim (C) 
Melville Josa (C) 
Metzer Edythe (C) 
Miller Jack (C) 
Mlllman Jennie 
Morgan W J 
Morrell Frank 
Murphy J A 
Murphy Francis (C) 
Munford A Thomp- 
son (C) 
Myers Claude 

N. 

Nadjo Miss 
Nelson Lewis J 
Norton Sisters 

O. 

O'Brien Jack 
Olena Adelo 
Orvllle Victoria 
Owen Frank 



Peltier Dora 
Peltier Joe C (C) 
Pervltt Robt (C) 
Piatt Aurora 
Premies Trio (SF) 
Princeton Jack 

R. 

Rattray Allan (SF) 
Reed Edith 



Rlalto Mme 
Roche J C (C) 
ltonatr & Ward (C) 
Rose City Quintet 
Rogers Ed 
Royal Victor 
Russell Fred 
Russell A Church 

S. 

Shelley Hazel 
Simon L 

Snook Great (SF) 
Snook Great (C) 
Splssell Bros. 
Squires John (SF) 
Stanley C H 
Story Musical (C) 
Strieker Will 
Sully Wm F (C) 



Lard Harry (SF) 
Traut A (SF) 
Travis Belle 
Tunis Fay 



Van Cleve & Denton 
Van Hoven (C) 
Vann Jack (SF) 
Voclezka L 



W. 
Wade F A 
Walker Jack (SF) 
Walker Ernie (SF) 
Ward Elsa (SF) 
Webber Chas D (C) 
We Chok Be 
Weston Dick 
White Lee 
Willis Louise 
Williams Fannie 
Wilson Grnd (O 
Wyckoff Fred 



(C) 

p 



Y. 

Yale A^nes 
York Jule 



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42 



VARIETY 



TMB VENTRILOQUIST WITH A 
PRODUCTION 



KD. F. 



REYNARD 

Presents Beth Dewberry nad Jawa Jawnean 1b 
"A MORNINO IN HICKSVILLB." 

Direction, OENB HCGHBS. 

Gene Hughes 

Manager, PrMioUr and Prodaoar of Vaude- 
ville Aeta 

What to preduoe and hew to suoeeed. 

Author* please not*: Commualoatloaa se- 
llolted. 

Putnam Building. Now York. 



MOMA 



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Tfct Caaaip ias Sia fsr s tf VaMteyilla 

JfUK ttALfi 

WIGGINS FARM 

Apply 10 THE OHADWIOK TRIO 

Stuart Barnes 



JAME8 E. PLUNKETT, Manager. 




ALBEE, WEBER * EVANS Presents 

BUTLER 

HAVILAND m 

THORNTON 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 




■•mil. 



asoo 



■ Heeler 



Direction Max Hart. Putnam Bldg., N. T. C. 



Lola Merrill and Frank Otto 

Next Week (Sept. 11), Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Direction, Max Hart. 

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in 1 ,t H T 



HEUMAH 

A Novelty on Wheels 

Thoao Two Nifty Girls. 

MYRTLE IRENE. 

Victorine and Zolar 

In their new 

Nprctacolar Ringing and Dancing Act. 

COMING EAST. 

Addreaa care VARIETY. San Francisco. 



It iia't tbc une 
that nukes tie 
act- 

It's tba act that 
nukes the aaaie. 



THE KINO OF IRELAND 

JAMES B. DONOVAN 

AND 

RENA ARNOLD 

QUEEN OF VAUDEVILLE 

DOING WELL. THANK TOU. 

Director and Adviser, King K C 





Well, wo are In our old "Dlga" at Man- 
chester, and, believe me, we are having tome 
real "eatings" thla week. 

PANCAKES for breakfast and puddings, 
an' "Everything." It's a regular place, and 
you all know Mrs. Magee's. 

Hedges Bros. & Jacobson are In next week. 
If we only had "Bulleo" here, we all could 
Initiate him with a lot of new English stuff. 

Not forgetting that we are the top of the 
bill at the Hippodrome this week; also play- 
ing the Regent Theatre, Salford. 

Doing turns In the Provinces Is something 
out of the ordinary, which goes to show that 
they want the act and are going to get it. 
Very pancakely yours, 

VARDON. PERRY and WILBER 

"THOSI THRU BOYS" 



Marshall P. 

ATLANTIC CITY, If. J. 
Ball 'Phase lit. 

JULIAN 
— DYER 

A LAUGH A SECOND 



TOMMY 



MAMIE 



KELLY md LAFFERTY 

A Comedy Singing, Talking, Dancing Skit 

OHtWATOt* tf tat ROUBLE SHABOW DANCE 

Copyists keep off— FULLY PROTECTED. 
N. R. A. U.. Now York. 

Original and Genuine 

4 LONDONS 

Ernest A. London. Manager. 
Established, 1902. Direction, J. Paige Smith. 

Next Week (Sept. 11), Orpheum, Los Angeles. 



THI 



FOUR REGALS 

In the most sensational and wonderful act 
"THE ARMORERS." 

Next Week (Sept. 11), Grand. Indianapolis. 
Direction, Panl Dorsad. 

BACK HOME AGAIN. 

WALKER 
*■» STURM 

Personal address. 55 Railway Aye., 
llawksburn, Melbourne, Australia. 



Marcus - Gartelle 

la their skotoh 

"Skmtorial RoileruoT 



JAM! 



PLUNKETT, MgT. 



MAX 



GRACE 



Hitter - Foster 

Back Home after threo years continuous 
playing In Europe. Booked to return. 

Address care VARIETY. 




GAVIN -PLATT 
"-PEACHES 

Presenting "TRAVELING A LA CART" 

GEO. WOLFORD BARRY, 
(No. 7 Hawthorne Ave., Clifton, N. J.) 

JOHNNIE 
COLEMAN 

The original Scotch lad with somewhat 
different monologue, singing his own songs. 
First time in this country. 

A big hit In 8an Francisco. 

Keep Tour Eye on Johnnie. 



HERMAN 



Agent. PAT CASEY 



JX» WILL LACEY 

OYOLINQ OOMIDIAN 

"LISTEN TO ME" 



Traveling Is only a. cure 
for one's aroused curl- 
osllv 



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BARRY «■ WOLFORI 

In Their Latest Comlo Song Review 

"SNAPSHOTS." 

Booked Solid. 

JAMES E. PLUNKETT, Smart, Mgr. 

Home Add., 8 Hawthorne Ave., Clifton, N. j. 

Sam J. Curtis 

And Co. 

Melody and Mirth 

In the original "SCHOOL ACT." 
On the United Time. 
Direction ALBEE. WEBER A EVANS. 
Next Week (Sept. 11), Orpheum. MontretL 

CHARLES AHEARI 




'THE RACING MAN." 

PAT CASEY, Agent. 



Rem Brandt 

United Time. 
Next Week (Sept. 11), Colonial. Norfolk. 

Dlrectioa. JO PAIGE SMITH 



IN/I 




Jenie Jacobs 

and 

Pat Casey 

Return Date 
Hammer- 
stein's, 
Sept. 15 



YES SIR 

McKISSICK 
and SHADNEf 

THOSE EBONY ENTERTAINERS 

Comedy character change artists, 

Special Scenery. 

Address VARIETY, Chicago. 



EDGAR BERGER 

Sensational Equilibrist. 
Direction. JAB. E. PLUNKETT. 



THE 



FortuneTellerTrio 

Opening on the Butterfield Time with the 
Circuit to follow. A beautiful act with «>« 
clal scenery. 

Eastern Agents write for open time. 

Address, care VARIETY. San Francisco. 



TANEAN 



THAT FUNNY MUSICAL ACT 



AND 



CLAXTON 



Weeks Sept. 4-11. Restina at Hi me, 
1387 St. Marks Ave.. Brooklyn, N. Y. 



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Vol. XXIV. No. 2. 



SEPTEMBER 16, 1911. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



NEW YORK THEATRE SALE 
INVOLVE S TWEL VE MILLIONS 

Preliminary Contracts Signed This Week for Transfer 

of Property to Charles B. Leeds. 22-Story 

Hotel doing Up. Theatre Property 

Brings Close to $4,000,000. 



Preliminary contracts were signed 
Tuesday for the transfer of the New 
York Theatre property to a syndicate 
of western capitalists, headed by 
Charles B. Leeds, brother of William 
B. Leeds, the multi-millionaire rail- 
road and tin plate man. 

It is also said the syndicate has 
secured control of the adjoining prop- 
erty on 44th and 45th streets, di- 
rectly adjoining the New York prop- 
erty, which are necessary for the erec- 
tion of a proposed twenty-two story 
hotel. The two houses on 44th street 
are owned by Abe Levy and Maxey 
Blumenthal, the racing men. The 
46th street parcels are controlled by 
May Irwin and the Sires. 

The papers for the transfer of the 
property were drawn in the law of- 
fices of Vogel & Vogel. The new 
building will be erected by the con- 
tracting firm of Fleischmann Brothers 
Co. 

Outside of the price paid for the 
property in the rear, the deal involves 
about $12,000,000. The New York 
Theatre property is assessed at $2,- 
175,000, but the price to be paid for 
it is dose to $4,000,000. The esti- 
mated cost of the new hotel structure 
is $6,000,00. Over $2,000,000 will be 
spent on the interior decorations and 
furnishings. 

Klaw ft Erlanger and their asso- 
ciates have held the property for the 
Past ten years, principally as a real 
estate Investment. They were quite 
content to continue to have it pay its 
carrying charges, until an opportunity 
such as the present one manifested lt- 
«df. They will reap a handsome 
profit on the sale. 

The building was erected in 1895 
by Oscar Hammerstein. When sold 
*t foreclosure, the New York Life In- 



surance Company bid it in for $967,- 
400, disposing of it to the Fifth Ave- 
nue Realty Co., Henry B. Sire, presi- 
dent, for $1,010,000. Klaw ft Er- 
langer and their allies paid in the 
neighborhood of $1,125,000 for the 
property. 

Many reports have been circulated 
within the past year of the dispositon 
of the New York. The New York 
Herald, American, and Marshall Field 
& Co. were mentioned most often as 
the probable purchasers. 



FOY'S NEWEST SHOW. 

Eddie Foy will not appear in "The 
Pet of the Petticoats," after many 
weeks of rehearsals, first under the 
management of A. H. Woods, and 
afterwards under the direction of 
Charles B\ Dillingham and F. Zieg- 
field, Jr. 

Foy's tour will be directed by 
Messrs. Dillingham and Ziegfeld in a 
new play now in rehearsal, written 
for him by George V. Hobart and 
staged by Julian Mitchell. The open- 
ing will take place in Chicago, pro- 
bably at the Studebaker. The name of 
the new piece has not yet been decided 
upon. * 



MADE SHOW CHANGE DIAIAMJ. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 13. 

"The Girl in the Taxi," which open- 
ed here Monday, was ordered out of 
the city by the local municipal author- 
ities. 

The manager of the house, rein- 
forced by the representative of the at- 
traction, protested against such arbit- 
rary ruling. Finally City Prosecutor 
Guy Eddie agreed that if changes were 
made in the dialog it might remain. 
This was done. 



$5,000 ACT MAKES GOOD. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Sept. 13. 
Leoncavallo was an enormous hit 
at the Hippodrome, Monday night, re- 
ceiving twelve curtain calls. He con- 
ducted his band, playing a condensed 
version of 'Pagliacci," the opera which 
made him famous. His salary is 
$6,000 weekly. 



WAR BRINGS CANCELLATION. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Berlin, Sept. 13. 

The threatened disturbance between 
Germany and France over Morocco 
may mean the cancellation of many 
theatrical contracts, if it should cul- 
minate in war between the countries. 

War comes under the heading of a 
calamity, with epidemics and other 
things provided for in contracts, es- 
pecially between music hall managers 
and artists. No doubt if war is de- 
clared, these contracts will be can- 
celed by the manager. 



"MOU8ME" IS UNFUNNY. 

(Special Cable to Variety*) 

London, Sept. 13. 
"Mousme," at the Shaftsbury, 
proved to be a fine production, but 
very unfunny, totally lacking in hu- 
mor. An attempt will be made to 
force a run, but the result of the ef- 
forts is not likely to prove successful. 



ARNOLD DALY BELIEVES IT. 

(Special Cable to Variety;.) 

London. Sept. 13. 
Arnold Daly is anxious to play 
"Hamlet" in this city. He is endeav- 
oring to persuade Max Reinhardt to 
make the production. Daly has gone 
to Munich for a conference with Rein- 
hardt. He is reinforced by a letter 
of endorsement from Beerbohm Tree. 
Whether Tree is really serious in his 
alleged belief that Daly can play 
"Hamlet" or is just "spoofing" Daly 
is not known. 



A "LOU," "No. 2." 

Chicago, Sept. 13 
A "No. 2" company of "Ix>uisiana 
Lou," now at the La Salle, is pro- 
posed by Harry Askin, its manager. 
The second company will trot out 
about New Year's. 



"PINK LADY'S" LONDON CO. 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

London, Sept. 13. 

"The Pink Lady" to be presented 
here by Klaw & Erlanger, is due to 
open in November and at the Duke of 
York theatre, probably. 

In the company will be Frank Dan- 
iels, playing the role created by 
Frank Lalor in America. Hazel Dawn 
will remain in the title role, brought 
over here from the original cast in 
New York. Alice Dovey is also to 
appear with the London organization. 

A "No. 2" "Pink Lady" company 
is now being rehearsed by Julian 
Mitchell. It is to open in Atlantic 
City or Baltimore toward the end of 
this month, and will travel westward, 
perhaps replacing "The Follies of 
1911" at the Colonial, Chicago. 

In the "No. 2" show will be Tom 
Waters, Alma Francis, Cecil Cunning- 
ham, Wallace McCutcheon, Jr., Lil- 
lian Concord, Fred Truesdell, Bert 
Devlin, Joe Doner, Marie Vernon, 
Georgle Harvey, Eddie Morris. Qypsy 
Dale, Dan Young. Mr. Waters will 
play the Frank Lalor role, which is 
the comedy hit of the piece. 

The "No. 2" show may be managed 
by John C. Fisher. Clarence Hyde is 
likely to be the advance man. 

Mr. Mitchell is a busy rehearser 
these days. Besides "The Pink Lady" 
troupe, he has the Eddie Foy and 
Anna Held shows on his hands. 



SUTHO'M COMEDY EXCELLENT. 

(Special Cable to Variety*..) 

London, Sept. 13. 

Alfred Sutro's new comedy "A Per- 
plexed Husband" was produced at 
VVyndham's theatre Tuesday evening. 

The story Is of a wife wooed from 
her husband by a woman's rights ex- 
ponent. It proved to be excellent 
comedy, though Just what kind of a 
moral it teaches, if any, is a matter 
of conjecture. 



H. It. JACOB'S SHOW CLOSES. 

Falnnount, W. Va., Sept 13. 

"On The Suawnee River," under 
II. R. Jacob's management ,. after one 
week's playing, closed here S«»pt. 9. 

Business has been bad from the 
start. 



VARIETY 



LEAVING WINTER GARDEN SHOW. 

The new Winter Garden show with 
Gaby Deslys as the star, will probably 
not open Sept. 25 as announced. Re- 
hearsals are behind schedule, owing 
to several defections from the cast. 

Among those to quit were Frank Tin- 
ney, Willard Slmms, Louise Dresser 
and Leeds and Lamar, all having ob- 
jected to the small parts assigned 
them. Outside of Mile. Deslys, whose 
turn will consume over an hour, no 
one will have a part of any size. Later 
is was arranged for Tinney to appear 
in his specialty only. The new comers 
are Maud Raymond, Lydla Barry, Kate 
Elinore and Harold Crane. 

Gaby is due In New York today, ac- 
companied by M. Amedei, of the Marl- 
nelli Berlin office. He will return 
with the French girl, who speaks no 
English. 

The La Lorraine is bringing in for 
Gaby 50 hats, 30 coats, 70 frocks, 25 
trunks, and Jewelry estimated worth 
$1,000,000, for Gaby is known as a 
collector of valuable gems, with a 
reputation for persistency in that di- 
rection hardly equaled by anyone on 
the American stage, either as a col- 
lector or a preserver of them after 
collection. 

Frazee ft Lederer have a new star 
in Louise Dresser, who retires from 
the new Winter Garden show. She will 
be seen in a musical comedy by 
George W. Lederer and Junie Mc- 
Cree, with music by Hans Linne and 
a Mr. Becker. It is entitled "A 
Lovely Liar" and will be produced in 
Chicago Oct. 29. 



FIRST DATE AND SHOW NAMED. 

Seattle, Sept. 13. 
Oct. 2 and Richard Carle in "Jump- 
ing Jupiter" have been named as the 
definite date and attraction for the 
opening of Klaw & Erlanger's new 
Metropolitan theatre here. 



JOHN MASON ENDING RUN. 

The 39th street theatre will house 
Margaret Anglin in "The Girl with 
the Green Stockings" and in reper- 
toire, commencing some time toward 
the end of September, immediately 
after John Mason in "As a Man 
Thinks" shall have left that theatre, 
for a road tour, according to the plans 
of the ShubertB as now made. 



COLLIER IN CHICAGO, OCT. 22. 

Qhlcago, Sept. 13. 
Following the few weeks south 
Willie Collier will play, with Nerw 
Orleans as a week-stand in the travel 
sheet, the comedian Is to open at one 
of the Shubert theatres here Oct. 22. 



MANN SHOW LIKED. 

Poughkeepsie, Sept. 13. 

The new Louis Mann show, "Ele- 
vating a Husband," written by Mr. 
Mann's wife, Clara Lipman, was first 
shown here Monday. The piece and 
Mr. Mann were well received. The 
show looks good to its managers, 
Werba & Luescher. 

Mr. Mann is travelling over one- 
nlghters this week, opening for a 
stand at Baltimore, Monday, and billed 
to go into the Hollls Street, Boston, 
for two weeks, commencing Oct. 26. 



"TROUBLE MAKERS** WEAK. 

Boston, Sept. 13. 

Ward and Vokes will have to re- 
name their programed "musical com- 
edy" unless they can make good in 
this production of "The Trouble 
Makers" on the "comedy" billing. 
The redeeming feature of the show, 
not excepting principals, choristers, 
settings or costumes, is Lucy Daly. 
Miss Daly does something. It's not 
difficult to imagine what would hap- 
pen without hei. 

The show starts wrong with a med- 
ley of patriotic songs in a full stage 
costume set that seems to have been 
prepared by a blind man. The sec- 
ond act, supposed to represent a 
large room in a society leader's 
home, employs cheap wooden kitchen 
chairs as part ol the furnishings. 
There is a third scene with the set- 
ting for that, averaging with the 
others before. 

Twelve chorus men, who danced as 
though blessed with wooden legs, are 
carried, and there are six "ponies," 
probably paid to dance also. Among 
the "show girls" is Mrs. Annie Tea- 
mans' counterpart — in looks only. 

The plot shouldn't get mention. 
Harry Vokes and Hap Ward as 
tramps disguise themselves as suf- 
fragettes. Mr. Vokes does very lit- 
tle; Mr. Ward does less. Charles 
Sandy Chapman proved an earnest 
worker, while Richard' Barry and Ha- 
zel Gilmore sang well. Their big 
song "Every Little Moment Has a 
Meaning" Is familiar in title, at least, 
but the number is a good one and gets 
over. Aside from the songs sung by 
Miss Daly, the music is ordinary. 

It is quite a task to place upon 
Miss Daly the entire burden of this 
show, which can't do as It stands. 



OPERATION ON SMITH. 

Sydney Smith, one of Henry W. Sav- 
age's young managers, was removed 
to a hospital this week, where an op- 
eration was performed. His condition 
is not regarded as serious. 



HIGGINS ON "SMALL TIME." 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 
David Higgins,. whose name is al- 
most inseparably identified with his 
well worn racing play "His Last Dol- 
lar," is now engaged in the work of 
trying out a new vaudeville playlet, 
scheduled to open Sept. 21 at the 
Miles theatre, Detroit. The scene is 
laid in Mexico and the story will be 
told by five people. 



MARY MANNERING IS WILLING. 

Detroit, Sept. 13. 
Interviewed by a Variety corres- 
pondent with regard to the announce- 
ment she had been engaged for the 
leading role in "The Garden of Allah," 
to be presented at the Century thea- 
tre, New York, by Liebler ft Co., Mary 
Mannering stated that she is under a 
twenty-five weeks' contract to the 
Shuberts, and that she would be glad 
to avail herself of the opportunity to 
create the leading role in the new 
Liebler production, If the Messrs. Shu- 
bert release her. Miss Mannering is 
momentarily expecting that an ar- 
rangement can be effected. 



JIM DECKER LEAVES SHUBERTS. 

With service of two years as the 
general booker for the Shuberts to 
his list of engagements, James Decker 
will leave the Shubert employ this 
Saturday night. No one has yet been 
named to replace him. 

Previously, manager for Lew Dock- 
stader for several years, Mr*, Decker 
succeeded Abe Thalhelmer in the Shu- 
bert booking office. Thalhelmer as- 
sumed charge of the routings for the 
American Theatrical Co. 

Jules Murray is temporarily In 
charge of the Shubert's route sheets. 
Mr. Decker left the offices during the 
week. 



CHARLIE BIRD MENDING. 

Reports from Mrs. Van Alstyne's 
sanitarium regarding the condition of 
Charles A. Bird, general manager for 
the Messrs. Shubert, are to the effect 
that he is on the mend. 

Mr. Bird has been ill the past two 
weeks with pneumonia. At one time 
last week his condition was critical. 



THE GRACE LARUE SHOW. 

Grace LaRue will star this season 
under Jed F. Shaw's direction in a 
new three-act comedy operetta entitled 
"Betsy," book by H. Kellett Cham- 
bers, music by Alexander Johnstone, 
and lyrics by Will B Johnstone, of the 
"Evening World" staff. 

The show opens the latter part of 
October in Boston. No chorus will be 
carried. There are twelve singing 
principals, four from Australia and 
England. The orchestra will have 
forty musicians. Klaw ft Erlanger 
houses are to be played. Vincenzo De 
Crescenzo is musical director. 

With Miss LaRue will be Cecil Jar- 
vis Ryan, John Willard, Alfred Beery, 
George W. Callahan, W. L. Romaine, 
John B. Fobert, Lucille Carter, Myrtle 
Jersey, Laura Shannon, Caroline Mar- 
vin. 



AN OPENING IN FEBRUARY. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 
The Princess Amusement Co. ex- 
pects to open Its new theatre in the 
new City Hall Square theatre building 
some time in February. It is under- 
stood a new musical piece by Joe 
Howard In collaboration with other 
writers will be the first attraction. 



THE FOLIES SHOW. 

Lasky ft Harris are not tooting any 
advance heralds about the new show 
they will present at the Folies Ber- 
gere next Friday. The attraction, 
"A la Broadway," book by William 
Le Barron, music by Harold Orlob, 
and staged by Ned Wayburn, Is being 
tried on "the dog" the last three days 
of this week at New Haven. 

"A la Broadway," a satire on mus- 
ical comedy, runs about two hours. In 
the cast will be Will Phillips, Octavia 
Broske, May West, James Bradbury, 
Harold Clifford, Cook and Lorenz. The 
company numbers about forty-five peo- 
ple. 

Much of Orlob's music has been 
heard In Western productions. He was 
the composer of the music tn Mort 
Singer's "Heartbreakers." 



MLLE. SIMONS ON HER WAT. 

(Special Cable to Variety*) 

Paris, Sept. 13. 

Mile. Simone, the famous French 
actress, sailed to-day for New York 
on the "Oceanic" from Liverpool to 
play a three-months' engagement in 
English in New York, afterwards vis- 
iting Boston, Chicago and Philadel- 
phia. 

She is scheduled to open in the 
American metropolis Oct. 21. 



"GREAT NAME** A WINNER. 

(Special Cable to Variety;) 

London, 8ept. 13. 
"The Great Name," at the Prince of 
Wales' theatre, with Charles Hawtrey 
in the role created by Henry Kolker, 
is a certain success. 



BIG SHOW'S CONDUCTOR. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt*.) 

London, Sept. 13. 
Oscar Fried, the Berlin maestro, has 
been engaged to conduct Humper- 
dinck's music at the forthcoming 
Olympic show. 



MAY RUN ANOTHER YEAR. 

(Special Cable to Variety,) 

London, Sept. 13. 
"Baby Mine" had its 200th per- 
formance here at the Vaudeville the- 
atre, last night. Weedon Grossmith 
cabled William A. Brady, interested 
financially in the production, that the 
comedy is likely to continue at the 
Vaudeville for another year. 



GETS WEEKS AND PRICE. 

Ten weeks at $2,000 weekly, the 
conditions named by Blanche Walsh to 
insure her appearance in vaudeville, 
have been secured from the mana- 
gers, says William L. Lykens* who 
did the work. 

Miss Walsh Is to open Oct. 9 at the 
Majestic, Chicago, appearing in a 
sketch written by Arthur Hopkins, 
and called "The Thunderbolt." 



MILLWARD-GLENDINNING. 

"The Man Who Sows" in miniature 
size for vaudeville consumption will 
be presented by Jessie Mlllward and 
John Glendinning. They open with 
the piece Sept. 25 at the Columbia, 
Cincinatti, placed through William L. 
Lykens, of the Casey agency. 

Each of the legitimate stars has 
appeared before in vaudeville. This 
will be their Joint debut. 



WITH "SHERRY*' NOW. 

Frances Cameron, "The Merry Wid- 
ow" girl, has been engaged to take 
Mae Phelps' role in the original "Mad- 
am Sherry" company. Josephine Burke 
was also engaged this week for the 
southern company, Joining it at Atlan- 
ta. 



KEENAN CANCELS TIME. 

Weber, Albee & Evans held the 
grouch bag, Monday, upon learning 
that the vaudeville engagements 
made by them with Frank Keenan, 
in "Man to Man" for this season, 
would have to go by the board. 

The Savage production Mr. Keeniu 
has been engaged for is "The Million." 
opening at the Columbia, Washington, 
Sept. 25. 



VARIETY 



THE REIS CIRCUIT MAY GET 
BACK INT O THE RE GULAR LINE 

A Matter of About $100,000 to Be Adjusted First When 
All Will Be Peace and Harmony. Klaw & 
Erlanger Want the Money. The Dilling- 
ham - Shubert - Brady Deal. 



The M. Reis circuit of legitimate 
one-night-stand theatres may yet find 
itself playing attractions from both 
sides of the factional fight, with the 
"opposition" tangle in its towns 
straightened out* provided, accord- 
ing to the story, that a matter of 
about $100,000, claimed by Klaw & 
Erlanger from the M. Reis corpora- 
tion is first adjusted to the satisfac- 
tion of "The Syndicate." 

When Reis flopped over to the 
"Open Door" scheme along with other 
one-night managers, Klaw & Erlan- 
ger held a twenty-five per cent, inter- 
est in the Reis circuit and its book- 
ing department, it is said. This is 
supposed to fathom the accumulation 
of the $100,000 claim. 

It is not unlikely that a settle- 
ment will be made which will allow 
of the Reis theatres in New York and 
Pennsylvania to find out where they 
are at, through an elimination pro- 
cess which will remove the "opposi- 
tion" houses along the line of Reis' 
travel. 

The straightening out of the Rols 
circuit confusion will be the means 
of stopping the erection of the new 
B. F. Keith vaudeville theatre at Sy- 
racuse. Mr. Keith has had a site 
there for a year. He now plays vaude- 
ville at the Grand Opera House, un- 
der an arrangement with the Shu- 
berts. Mr. Reis operates the Welting 
Opera House, while M. Wolf, of Roch- 
ester with the aid of local capital, 
erected the Empire in Syracuse for 
the K. & E. shows. There's not 
enough show money in Syracuse for 
two opposition theatres. What there 
is the Empire has seen very little of 
since opening. In the event of a 
distribution of houses Keith will 
probably receive the Welting or the 
Empire for his vaudeville house 
there, with a chance of the Grand be- 
ing turned over to the burlesque peo- 
ple for a split-week stand. The Bas- 
table, another Syracuse legit house, 
Is playing the popular-priced combi- 
nations this season. 

The opening of "A Gentleman of 
Leisure" at the Globe, Wednesday 
night, at first suggested a Shubert- 
Brady-Dillingham affiliation. It is 
said however, that William A. Brady, 
who owns the show as an individual, 
reserved the right to book his per- 
sonal enterprises as he saw fit. Mr. 
Brady is interested with the Shuberts 
financially in William A. Brady, Ltd., 
only. Other managers take the same 
stand. Henry W. Savage has routed 
his newest show "The Million," with 
Frank Keenan at the Columbia, 
Washington, for Sept. 25. 

The fact of the Globe theatre mat- 
ter, however seems to be that the 
Frank J. Gould interests, friendly 
with both the Shuberts and Dil- 
lingham, and concerned with the 



latter manager In the Globe theatre 
property, asked that the "Gentleman 
of Leisure" booking be made to give 
the Globe a winner. 

A suggestion that the Shuberts 
would eventually take over the Globe 
as their own house or for the sole 
booking privilege of it was not ac- 
cepted as tenable by a man in touch 
with the Klaw & Erlanger side. 

It is said, though, that the Shubert 
shows may be found in more than a 
single parcel at the Globe before the 
season is over, and that the Dilling- 
ham productions (four so far this 
season) may be yet routed for the 
Shubert houses in the larger cities, 
along with other dates made. This 
was also rejected as out of the ques- 
tion by Variety's informant. 

"The Rack," opening to-night at 
Mr. Brady's Playhouse, from which 
"The Gentleman" removes, may if 
successful, also be shifted to another 
New York theatre. The regular sea- 
son at the Playhouse, with Grace 
George in repertoire starts in Oc- 
tober. 

The next attraction announced for 
tho Globe is A. H. Wood's "Gypsy 
Love." It is on the Klaw & Erlanger 
side of the theatrical fence. The pro- 
duction opens Oct. 2 at the Forrest, 
Philadelphia, with Marguerita Sylva 
starred. Henry E. Dixey is also of 
the cast. 



PRODUCING GERMAN PLAY. 

A report is about that Herman Fell- 
ner, who came over to New York dur- 
ing the summer, is planning an Ameri- 
can production of one of Germany's 
biggest successes. 

Th^t is "Polnlsche Wirtschaft," the 
title of a semi-musical comedy played 
at the Thalia, Berlin. The American 
translation of the title is "Upside 
down." 

There has been no information ob- 
tainable as to the exact piece Mr. 
Fellner intends putting out. That he 
will present the German play men- 
tioned is something of a supposition, 
although Mr. Fellner admits having 
some show in hand, which will be first 
seen during October or November. 



HOKKHEIMER'S "GIRLS" DONE. 

Lewistown, Pa., Sept. 13. 

H. M. Horkheimer's attraction, 
"Girls," after hitting the one-nighters 
for about a week, played here and 
then disbanded. Poor business 
caused the piece to quit. 

"Girls" had been booked solid for 
a long trip through the South. 



SAM COLLINS JOINS ">US9 JACK." 

Sam Collins, who broke his leg last 
season, has fully recovered from the 
effects of his injury, will join the 
"Miss Jack" show next Monday. Col- 
lins will do a "Dutch" role. 



FIELDS MUSIC HALL. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

When the American Music Hall 
reopens, Oct. 2, the electrics above 
the entrance will say that it is "Lew 
Fields' American Music Hall." 

Mr. Fielda will be the producer 
for the new policy of the musical 
comedy adjunct to regular vaude- 
ville William Morris and Marcus 
Loew will install. The productions, 
to be along the style of those pre- 
sented by Weber & Fields in the old 
days, will be put together by Mr. 
Fields. 

Among those engaged for the 
opening shows are Carter De Haven 
and Gertrude Quinlan. Many others 
are under consideration. 

Others engaged for the show are 
Bobby North, Harry Cooper, Max 
Rogers, Harry Tighe, Hughey Cam- 
eron and Flora Parker. Another fe- 
male "name" is being sought for. 



L.THEL JACKSON COMES BACK. 

Lucy Weston has retired from the 
cast of "The Quaker Girl," now in 
its final rehearsals prior to an immin- 
ent opening out pf town for a short 
preliminary tour before it is produced 
at the Park (formerly Majestic) thea- 
tre here. 

It is reported Miss Weston had some 
discussion with the management be- 
fore leaving. 

Miss Weston has been replaced by 
Ethel Jackson, who has not appeared 
upon the stage since she was seen 
in "The Merry Widow." Miss Jack- 
ton retired at that time to private 
life, taking unto herself a husband, 
to replace hubby number one, whom 
she divorced a few years ago. 



LAMBART OUT OF "THE ROSE." 

Ernest Lambait, the Englishman 
in "The Red Rose" company, with- 
drew suddenly from the cast at the 
Grand Opera House, New York, Tues- 
day night. Lambart had some words 
with another principal during the 
second act with the result he did not 
appear in the third act. 

Until his successor is named, a 
chorus man will look after his part. 



KLEANOR KENT'S MUSICAL ACT. 

With five people and herself, Elean- 
or Kent will reappear in vaudeville 
Oct. 2 at Young's Pier, Atlantic City. 
William L. Lykens is the booking rep- 
resentative for Miss Kent. 



WHITNEY "DARK." 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

For some unexplained reason, the 
engagement of A. G. Delamater's pro- 
duction of the new rural drama, "Cy 
Whlttaker's Place," at the Whitney, 
last Monday night, was cancelled. As 
a conpequence, that house is dark 
this week. 

"Dear Old Billy" closed a success- 
ful run of several weeks Saturday, 
and has taken to the road. The suc- 
ceeding attraction has not yet been 
announced. 

It was expected that a new B. C. 
Whitney play, "Dollars and Dim- 
ples," would have its premiere here 
this fall, but late advices indicate 
the abandonment of this piece, for 
the present at least. 



DELAY FOR GAITES* PLAY. 

There has been a delay in the pro- 
duction of "The Enchantress," in 
which Joseph M. Galtes is to star 
Kitty Gordon, due to the disapproval 
expressed by Victor Herbert over the 
book. 

Herbert has had one or two sad ex- 
periences with books that were not 
strong enough to carry his music. He 
does not intend to have another repe- 
tition if it can be avoided. Mr. Her- 
bert has been carefully scrutinizing 
the book and lyrics. From time to 
time he has insisted on radical altera- 
tions. It is now said to be in accept- 
able shape, and rehearsals are pro- 
gressing. 

The opera will be very strong in 
musical numbers, and the cast will 
have among its minor roles six prin- 
cesses, all of whom have grand opera 
voices. They will be given solo and 
concerted numbers. 



RUSH BUUiDLNU SHOW. 

"Bob's Sister" is a production that 
Edward F. Rush is financing. It is to 
be presented about Oct. 2, for the 
first time, in some tneaire booked 
by Klaw & Erlanger. Walter Law- 
rence is staging the show. 



BOOKED FOR CHICAGO, ANYWAY. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Blanche Ring and "The Wall Street 
Girl" are booked to open their Chi- 
cago engagement at the Garrlck, Nov. 
12. 

Although the show is not due in 
New York until very late in the sea- 
son, the management expects to jump 
into Gotham on short notice if the 
piece shows Broadway proportions on 
the road. 



PLAY FOR VICTOR MOORE. 

Victor Moore will play his final 
vaudeville engagement this season 
the week of Nov. 6, when he will 
once more appear under the direc- 
tion of Frazee & Lederer. 

The managers have two new 
pieces under consideration for Mr. 
Moore, both legitimate plays. One 
is a dramatization by Sewell Ford of 
Mr. Fords "Shorty McCabe" stories. 
The other is a play by Walter ilack- 
ett. 

Whichever is selected will be pro- 
duced about Thanksgiving, and go in 
to the Cort Theatre, Chicago, some 
time during the winter. 



OVERSTUDY IN STOCK OPERA. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Dorothy Vaughan has retired from 
the Col. Thompson show at the An- 
geles Opera House, and has been re- 
placed by Sayde Hearl. Other addi- 
tions to the same company are Ar- 
thur Dean, formerly with Caruso and 
last season a member of one of Henry 
W. Savage's companies; Dena Juliens, 
a soubret, who joins next week when 
"Aida" will be presented. 

Ilemy has also been engaged for 
next week to play the title role in 
"Boccaccio" which succeeds "Aida." 
Miss Vaughan remained but one week, 
refusing to study a new role weekly. 



"The Fighting I'urson," under a 
Mr. Haywood's direction, will play the 
Stair & Havlin houses. 



VARIETY 



GENERAL OPENING OF SEASON 
PROMISES EXCEED INGLY GOOD 

Theatrical Business Beyond That of Last Year's in 
Most Instances. West and Middle-West Show- 
ing Up Nicely. Reports on Legitimate, 
Vaudeville and Burlesque. 



With the general opening of the legit- 
imate season throughout the breadth 
of Uncle Sam's domain and North- 
vest Canada last week and this, comes 
favorable reports of excellent busi- 
ness, with the receipts in some sec- 
tions eclipsing last year's figures at 
this time. 

While two or three attractions 
passed away, all of the shows that 
opened in the east, particularly the 
New England territory, did a most 
gratifying business. 

Though a surprising number of 
shows of lesser note are playing the 
west and middlewest, the returns have 
been most satisfactory. Even the 
"turkey" shows are getting theirs at 
the present stage. 

As has been stated before in 
: Variety, the west and middlewest 
were the managers' doubtful spots 
for this year. The conditions so far 
are decidedly encouraging. As a con- 
sequence more attractions are being 
arranged for that section. The attrac- 
tions as a whole are not of the inferior 
brand. James Wingfield, booking chief 
of the Affiliated Theatres, which circuit 
covers some territory in the west and 
middlewest, tells Variety's represen- 
tative at Chicago that almost every 
town and city on his route is giving 
the visiting shows more money at 
this time than ever before. Further- 
more he is yet to receive one authen- 
tic report of a really bad show. Re- 
ports from the Walker circuit head- 
quarters, Aberdeen, S. D., and the 
Jencks circuit, Sioux City, la., promise 
a prosperous season. 

Things are just starting to boom 
on the Weis Circuit in the south. 
General Representative A. Thalheim- 
er, at the New York headquarters, is 
receiving splendid reports from the 
houses opening up. Attractions play- 
ing last week in South and North 
Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas went 
each of last year's opening cards 
$200 better. 

In vaudeville, while conditions are 
reported as favorable over the coun- 
try, the "small time" division seems 
to be showing the most strength. It 
is yet early for the regular first class 
houses to draw their full quota of 
business. Managers say that where 
the business of the "big time" has not 
exceeded that of last year at this time, 
it is hovering close to the same mark. 
The bills this season are a trifle more 
expensive than those of last year. 

The increase in merit and value of 
the "small time" shows seems to be 
drawing business to those houses. It 
was anticipated before the season 
opened that the patronage would fluc- 
tuate widely for the first few weeks. 
Many "small time" managers viewed 
the opening with apprehension, and 
ore still on the alert, not accepting 
the good omen of the start for more 



than its face value. It will take a few 
weeks yet before any intelligent line 
can be figured on the prospects for the 
year. 

In burlesque the story of other sea- 
sons is being told. Burlesque shows 
opening in advance of the regular 
theatrical season always reap the 
benefit of the hungry theatre goer. 
The Burlesque Wheels have been 
favored with good business, but only 
for the good shows. The poor ones 
are being picked with a greater cer- 
tainty and regularity this season than 
ever before. 

About the only exception to the 
rule is the Columbia, New York, 
which has established itself so firmly 
on Broadway that it can now do $6,- 
000 on the week, with a light attrac- 
tion within its doors. The prospects 
are that this will be a banner burles- 
que show year for those shows which 
can sail above the average burlesque 
height 



GRANDCHILD BRINGS LUCK. 

St. Louis, Sept. 13. 

The baby entering the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Louis Judah a week ago has 
made a grandfather happy, brought 
a one-third interest in a successful 
business to the father, and cost the 
Shuberts a crack manager. 

Mr. Judah's father-in-law lives in 
Winchester, Ky. Elated over his first 
grandchild, he proposed to Mr. Judah 
that he resign as manager of the Gar- 
rick, this city (a post held by Judah 
for three days) and take up his resi- 
dence in Winchester, so the grand- 
child could always be near the old 
folks. As a consideration the father- 
in-law gives his son-in-law a one-third 
interest in his business. 

Mr. Judah has sent his resignation 
on to the Shuberts. His successor 
has not been named. 



"THE OGRE" SUCCESSFUL. 

(Special Cable to Variety,) 

London, Sept. 13. 

Henry Arthur Jones' new three-act 

comedy, "The Ogre," was produced at 

St. James's theatre on Monday night, 

and proved highly successful. It is 

distinctly amusing. George Alexander, 

in the leading role, achieved a personal 

triumph. 

He enacted the part of a middle- 
aged man with a grown-up family, wed- 
ded to a youthful second wife. They 
do not treat him with proper respect 
and he endures this for years, until, 
on losing his fortune, they reproach 
him so severely he rounds on them. 
Later on, retrieving his losses, he 
whips over a few things just to estab- 
lish once and for all future time that 
he is master of the home. 



DANCERS WITH NAMES. 

Max Rabinoff arrived from Europe 
this week with the announcement that 
Mr. and Mrs. Mikail Mordkin, Franz 
Trojanousky, Sergei Marosoff, Kip- 
rian Barboo I, Kiprian Barboo II, 
Franciszek Warzynski, Veronln West, 
M. Marhat, Julia Sadawo, Stanislawa 
Poschitzkajo, Stanislawa Kuhn, Hal- 
ina Schmolz, Ludmila Golouk, Domin- 
ica Barbbe, Stefa Plaskowiethskajo, 
Wanda Mezkowskajo, Rita Zalmarna, 
Feodoria Osslpova, and other dancers 
are on the President Lincoln bound 
for the United States. Then Mr. Rab- 
inoff called in a surgeon to examine 
his jaws. 

Pavlowa and the second contingent 
of Russian dancers will Btart later. 

Rabinoff announces that the All- 
Star Imperial Russian Ballet, with 
such choreographic stars as Pavlowa, 
Mordkin, Geltze, Eedowa, Zambelli 
and eighty others, will encircle the 
globe in a tournee that will cover a 
period of three years. 

The Imperial dispensation has made 
it possible for the dancers to visit the 
United States, Mexico, Cuba and Cen- 
tral America, punctured by a long sea- 
son at the Metropolitan Opera House 
here. 

In May the Ballet has an extended 
season planned at Oscar Hammer- 
stein's new London theatre, and at 
the Chatlet, Paris, which will lead 
up to an invasion of "Darkest" Africa, 
Asia, the Antipodes, with a return trip 
to South America. 

Perhaps in going around the world, 
some of the Russians will change their 
names. If "Stefa Plaskowiethskajo" 
or "Franciszek Warzynski" ever be- 
come as famous as simple "Palowa" 
all the linotype operators in the world 
will go on strike. 



REJANE AT HIP. SEPT. 25. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, Sept. 13. 
Mme. Rejane opens her re-engage- 
ment at the Hippodrome, beginning 
Sept. 25. She will present a series of 
scenes from her biggest dramatic suc- 
cesses. 



"THREE STRIKES" GOING OUT. 

May Robson's new play for the cur- 
rent season is called "Three Strikes." 
It is a farcical comedy, written by 
Charles T. Dazey, author of "In Old 
Kentucky." 



BANKRUPT ACTOR OWES 93,800. 

Detroit, Sept. 13. 

Herschel Mayall, an actor with 
Vaughan Glaser's stock company, was 
declared bankrupt here, with debts 
amounting to $3,800. 



CUT OFF THROUGH MARRIAGE. 

Mrs. Elise Barney, widow of the late 
Ariel Barner, has brought suit to par- 
ticipate In the estate of her mother, 
who died last Spring and bequeathed 
her estate, valued at over $100,000, 
to a son, cutting off her daughter en- 
tirely, giving "as a reason Mrs. Bar- 
ney's elopement with Mr. Barney when 
she was sixteen years old. 

Mrs. Barney now has a son about 
eighteen years old. The estate con- 
sists mainly of plantations in Kentucky 
and Ohio. 



ONEILL-KAIilSCH-NOT. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Nearly the Majestic had James A. 
O'Neill and Bertha Kalisch, in a 
sketch, for the feature number of its 
program Oct. 2. But Oct. 2 is the 
wind up of the Jewish holidays. Miss 
Kalisch would not agree to appear 
upon the stage that day. Besides, it 
is said, the actress wanted many con- 
ditions inserted into a contract. 

These conditions were so abundant 
that the Pat Casey Agency of New 
York, which was angling for the 
double headed topline, sighed with re- 
gret as it gave up all hope, after the 
Rushashonah thing was pulled. 

Later this week Miss Kalisch evin- 
ced a desire, through her agent, Wil- 
liam L. Lykens (Casey Agency) to ap- 
pear in vaudeville as the lone star 
of a sketch. This will be attended to 
by Mr. Lykens, who also is submit- 
ting Mr. O'Neill, as an individual star 
in Henry Irving's "Becket." 

"Becket" was to have been the 
vehicle for the joint appearance had 
that not fallen through. 



"THE REAL GIRL" IS BONITA'S. 

"The Real Girl," backed by the 
Bonita Amusement Co., and directed 
by M. M. Thiese, opens Sept. 29 up- 
State. Rehearsals are now being 
held. 

In the company will be Bonita and 
Lew Hearn, Sam Goldman, William 
Augustin and twenty chorus girls. 
Fred Bussee will be ahead of the 
show. 



STAIRS SHOW GOING. 

Toledo, Sept. 13. 

Norman Hackett opened in "Satan 
Sanderson," a brand-new play, pro- 
duced under E. D. Stair's direction, 
Sept. 10, at the Lyceum here. 

A special train of Detrolters were 
on hand. 




MLLE. SIMONE DE BERTL. 

The French beauty, who poaea amidst 
pretty acenea projected on a acreen the young 
woman atanda before. 

Mile, de Beryl commenced her American 
tour at the Folles Bergere, New York, whore 
ahe waa retained for a long run, and will In* 
remembered aa the girl who brought "In 
the Shadows" to America, employing th it 
tuneful melody for the Incidental mualc to 
her poalng turn. 

Vaudeville engagementa for the younK 
woman have been arranged, and Mile. He 
Beryl la thla week at the Orphean, Brook- 
lyn, where heraelf and act are attracting 
much attention. The turn Is acknowledge! 
to be in the headline claaa and haa br»-ii 
placed at the top of the programs by moM 
of the theatres in which she has so far ap- 
peared. 

Mile, de Beryl Is under the direction of 
the H. B. MarlneUl mgmnej. 



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No. 2 



George Gillespie and Margorie Burt 
are now vaudeville partners. 



Joe Meyers and Frank Arnold were 
in an agency partnership for a week. 

Addison Burkhardt, librettist, is re- 
covering in Chicago from his recent 
Illness. 



Lewi's and Green close with Robie's 
"Knickerbockers" Sept. 16 at Pitts- 
burg. 



Oscar Lorraine is arranging a new 
single turn for himself. It will have 
three new characters. 

George O'Brien has joined the Jack 
Levy office Btaff. Mr. O'Brien was 
formerly with William Morris. 

Louise IxIBaron is prima donna of 
the English grand opera company, 
which opens in Albany, Sept. 21. 



The Four Holloways will return in 
November to play the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit, placed by Paul Durand. 

Wagenhals A Kemper's "Paid In 
Full" will likely be produced Oct. 1 
by the United Play Co., Chicago. 



Burt Shepherd, the whip crack, ar- 
rived in New York this week from 
Europe, where he has been for a year. 

Felix and Calre have been engaged 
lor thirty weeks on the Orpheum 
Circuit, opening Sept. 18 at Milwau- 
kee. 



Joe Weber, brother of L. Law- 
rence Weber, left for Saranac, N. Y., 
this week, to spend the -winter in the 
woods. 



Marie Russell, formerly of Russell 
and Glenroy, has been placed for the 
season on the United Booking Offices 
Circuit by Pat Casey. Ed. F. Kealey 
is managing Miss Russell, now a sin- 
gle singing turn. 



Billy Mitchell, formerly of Mitchell 
and Cain, and Franklin Wallace, have 
doubled up for a singing and talking 
act in "one." 



"Countess" Leontine has retired 
irom Billy C'ifford's company, after 
ten weeks, dr.e to a financial misun- 
derstanding. 



Porter J. White has placed "The 
Beggar," his latest sketch, upon the 
shelf, and will revive "The Visitor" 
for vaudeville. 



The new Fulgjrath Opera House, 
Savannah, 111., managed by J. D. Ful- 
grath, opened Sept. 6 with a legiti- 
mate attraction. 

Kdde Holt, of the American theatre 
staff for some seasons, has been ap- 
pointed superintendent of the Manhat- 
tan Opera House. 

Geiger and Walters will separate 
shortly. Miss Walters is going home to 
Cleveland and Mr. Geiger will do a 
single violin act. 

Chris Richards, the English come- 
dian, will probably come over this 
season. The Marinelli agency Is lo- 
cating time for him. 

Mrs. Sol Smith Russell has a sketch 
named "100 to 1." She would like 
M. S. Bentham to book hor in vaude- 
\ille with the playlet. 



"A Romance of Asia," with ten peo- 
ple, will "break In" next week on the 
Feiber & Shea time. The act is owned 
by Claude W. Bostock. 



Harry Sommers has appointed Ora 
A. Parks, manager of the Dryfus, La- 
Fayette, Ind. Mr. Parks was former- 
ly at Richmond and Cairo. 



The Lorenz Brothers, H. A. and 

H. G., California managers, are in 
Chicago organizing a company to open 
Sept. 25 at Ottumwa, 111. 

James Carson, German comedian, 
with the "Miss Jack" company, has 
been engaged for the new show to be 
presented at the Winter Garden. 



Rose La Harte's contract for the 
prima donna role at the Hippodrome 
calls for but three matinees a week. 
Her understudy plays the other three. 



Emma Cams doesn't know whether 
she will go with Lew Fields' "Wife 
Hunters." or remain in vaudeville. It 
depends on the vaudeville managers. 



Yvette, who is playing under a 
twenty-five weeks' contract with the 
fthnberts, lias been booked for four 
months in Europe beginning next 

tune. 

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Howard's Shetland Ponies did not 

dose the Majestic (Chicago) show this 
week as billed, The Broinleys, a cast- 
ing act, with five people, replacing the 
animal act. One of Howard's ponies 
was taken sick. The trainer did not 
consider it advisable to accept the date 
without the use of the animal. 



Sam Lederer, manager of the Olym- 
pic, Chicago, arrived from Europe 
Tuesday on the George Washington, 
where he went to visit his S6-year 
old father. 

The Vaudeville Comedy Club will re- 
sume its "Clown Nights" during Octo- 
ber. A house warming in the new 
quarters is being arranged for in the 
near future. 

Mrs. Press Eldridge, wife of the 
minstrel, after a most serious opera- 
tion at the Woman's Hospital, Central 
Park, is convalescing in the Catskllls 
with her husband. 

Wagenhals A Kemper are consider- 
ing a drama of the Civil War, written 
by Austin Walsh and entitled "The 
Fanatic." The piece has thirty-two 
speaking parts. 



John B. Campbell, son of the play- 
wright, Bartley Campbell (deceased). 
Is traveling ahead of his father's play. 
"The White Slave." The company is 
now In the mlddlewest. 



Fred Wynne has organized a com- 
pany with James B. Ross as principal 
comedian to present the three-act mu- 
sical comedy, "It's All on the Quiet" 
on the road this season. 

George J. Kraus, confined to his 
home for the past fortnight suffering 
from a nervous breakdown, is rap- 
Idly recovering and will be out again 
in a few days. 



Abe Attell and Goff Phillips, with 
their boxing skit, were not an "extra 
attraction" with Bluch Cooper's "Jer- 
sey Lilies" last week. The act was at 
the Gayety. Pittsburg. 

Count De Ruts is in New York, 
and will double up with Partner 
Kesney, formerly of the Jesse L. 
Lasky forces. Albee, Weber ft Evans 
will look for time for the team. 



The opening of the new McKinley 
Square has been postponed until Sept. 
26. when it will start "splitting the 
week" with the new DeKalb, Brook- 
lyn, both booked by Harry Shea. 



May Kllnore has completed her new 
home at King's Park, Long Island. 
She declares that it Is "some cabin." 
and that it Is furnished with a nice 
warm hearth, a cat, but no hubbv. 



Riley Ohnniberlin has been switched 
from the cast of "Next" to play the 
part created by Walter Tones last 
season in the Fritz! Scheff company. 
The piece opens in Toronto, Sept. 18. 



The Slmberls are considering the 
advisability of renting out the restau- 
rant they are erecting as an adjunct to 
the Winter Garden. They would con- 
sider an offer of $3. r >.ono a year. 

H'liten and Wooton. a foreign turn, 
who play fortball on bicycles, opened 
the Orpheum. Kansas City. Sunday. 
Lillian Schreibcr (foreign act), an- 
nounced as a pocket edition of Vesta 
Tilley. opens on the Orpheum Circuit. 
at Spokane, the same day. 



"The Affair In the Barracks" will be 
the first of Llebler & Co.'s new plays 
to bo produced, being given an early 
New York production with Menifee 
Johnstone and Emil Hoch in the lead- 
ing roles. 



Samuel L. Tuck has been appoint- 
ed manager of the Family, IMtts- 
l-urgh. Mr. Tuck succeeds Charles 
H. Preston, transferred by the Har- 
ris Circuit to replace the late David 
Markowitz at the Family, Detroit 



Fleiscliiitan Bros, the Fifth avenue 
contractors will build the new Julian 
Eltlnge theatre in West 42d street. 
The work of demolishment of the pr!- 
\ate houses on the site has com- 
menced. 



A special car attached to the Lake 
Shore on the Central, leaving New 
York at 5:110 p. m., Sept. 2 4, will take 
a party of United Booking Offices men 
to see the opening of the new Keith 
house at Toledo the next day. 



Polly Holmes, the character actress, 
who suffered a mental collapse as the 
result of worrying over her husband's 
death, has passed the cris s at the 
Cumberland Street (Brooklyn) Hos- 
pital, and expects to be outdoors soon. 



"The Deep Purple" closes its New 
York engagement at the West End 
to-morrow and will take to the road. 
Emmett Corrlgan. W. J. Ferguson, 
Ada Dwyer, Violet Heming and Sid- 
ney Booth will handle the principal 
roles. 



August in und Hartley open on the 
Orpheum Circuit Sept. 2 4, at Duluth, 
placed by Henry Berlinghoff. Another 
of Mr. Berlinghoff's bookings, now 
playing the same circuit is "The 
Woodchoppers," booked until May, 
next. 



The Olympia, Lynn, Mass., a small 
time vaudeville house is at present be- 
ing remodeled, and will, when finished, 
have a largely increased seating ca- 
pacity. The theatre which will play 
three shows dally, is booked by the 
Sheedy office. 



Al. II. Il< gun, assistant treasurer at 
the Orpheum. Brooklyn, last season, 
has been promoted by Percy Williams, 
being the regularly ass gned treasurer 
of the Greenpoint theatre. Robert 
McDonald is the new assistant at the 
Orpheum. 



M. H. Rose, of the Marinelli agency, 
has been looking over the real estate 
Investments around Times Square this 
week. "Iiosoy" won twice playing pok- 
er, without a break. It has been enough 
to make him believe he can play the 
game. 



About the end of June a repertoire 
theatre was inaugurated in Melbourne, 
Australia, conducted by Greghan Mc- 
Mahon, an Australian actor, assisted 
by a number of his pupils. It is Mr. 
McMahon's plan to co;ich his pupiis 
for a period of from one to two 
months, and tlon eive a few i»erforrr • 
auces. 



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VARIETY 



HAVE THE DAYS OF $3,000 

SALA RIES PA SSED AWAY? 

Report That in United Booking Offices, Salaries Larger 
Than $2,500 a Week Are Not Favorably Looked Upon. 



From a report about the United 
Booking Offices this week, it looked 
as though the day of the $3,000 
weekly salary in vaudeville had been 
done. Acts submitted at the $3,000 
figure are said to have been given the 
cold shoulder of late although there 
haven't been enough in sight to cause 
any consternation over the r loss, if 
not accepting a lesser amount. 

One act said to have been agreed 
upon by several United managers, 
without the contracts being confirmed, 
received notice according to report, 
that the salary of $3,000, placed and 
accepted, could not be paid through 
orders received to that effect. 

There Is an act or two booked for 
vaudeville at $2,500 weekly. This may 
be the extreme limit set by the vaude- 
ville managers, who, however, have 
not acted In concert in the matter. 
Percy O. Williams, M. Shea and James 
H. Moore are not concerned In the 
salary limit, according to the story. 
Either manager is apt to pay the 
amount he believes an act is worth to 
him. 

The other half of the picture is the 
possibility of a scarcity of features 
which will make even the managers 
who see the $3,000 sign as a night- 
mare forget that the money Is to be 
considered, although it is possible 
that If a few managers found they 
could secure their bills and drawing 
cards at a lesser amount than before, 
the remainder of vaudeville's mana- 
gerial contingent would quickly pick 
up the cue. 



AGENTS HAVEN'T ORGANIZED. 

The organization of vaudeville 
agents, proposed by the larger of the 
commission men booking through the 
United Booking Office, did not come 
off. The proposition was discouraged 
by some of the United's officials. The 
negative of the managers was re- 
ceived before the agents had time 
to get together in a corporate body, 
that seems to have been sufficient to 
kill the plan, which dropped as sud- 
denly as it arose. 

Several of the biggest agents ap- 
peared in answer to a call for a meet- 
ing about two weeks ago. It was then 
suggested the agents booking through 
the United become united, when a re- 
quest that the big agencies' doors be 
shut against others would come after. 
So far so good. The idea even went 
beyond the subject broached at the 
first meeting. A second was set down 
for about a week later. That is the 
one that did not happen, for the 
reason set forth. 

It Is the second attempt within four 
years of the agents to join on a pure- 
ly protective foundation. Something 
each time intervened. The something 
was the managers, who apparently do 
not relish the scheme of the agents 
securing any more control of the book- 
iUK business than they have at present. 



While the original plan of the 
agents organization in this instance 
contemplated the "United agents," or 
those who now have admission to the 
managers room in that agency, the 
scope was to widen until all desirable 
agents were to be admitted, when the 
society would vote to discard the ap- 
pellation of "agent" they have so long 
endured under all conditions, and be- 
come known as "theatrical brokers." 
Only members of the society were to 
be termed as such. A request would 
have been forwarded to the trade 
papers to that effect. 

In this way the many agents famili- 
arly known as the "A. K.'s" (alter 
kokers) and not voted upon as eligi- 
ble to the regular agents organization 
would be classed by themselves. 

The great number of people posing 
as "vaudeville agents" nowadays in- 
duced the larger agents to take some 
step to distinguish themselves. 



INJUNCTION FOR AN AGENT. 

Claiming the Carl Damman Troupe 
of acrobats was under a seven weeks' 
contract, Frank Melville, of the 
American Vaudeville Circuit, re- 
strained them from playiug out an en- 
gagement under the Meyerhoff Agen- 
cy's routing at Cornell, N. Y. 

The case will be heard to-day (Fri- 
day) in the Supreme Court. 



DECISION RESERVED. 

At the hearing Wednesday of the 
injunction application by Flo ZiegfeM 
against Jos. Hart in the "Everywife" 
vaudeville matter, decision was re- 
served. It is not expected for a 
month. 

The papers as at first issued carried 
a restraining order against Mr. Hart 
producing the piece before an adjudi- 
cation was had. This was after mod- 
ified, and in time for "Everywife" to 
be presented at the Orpheum, Brook- 
lyn, last week, by Mr. Hart filing a 
bond to idemnify Mr. Ziegfeld for any 
damage recovered in the trial of the 
action. 

Mr. Hart now threatens to ask for 
an injunction against Ziegfeld fur- 
ther employing the "Everywife" skit 
as a part of "The Folies of 1911," on 
the ground that the Geo. V. Hobart 
sketch comes under the Hart-Hobart 
producing agreement. 



CAFES UNDER SHOW LICENSE. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Mayor Harrison has issued orders 
that all cafes employing vaudeville 
talent must obtain amusement licen- 
ces. This edict affects particularly 
the Congress and Savoy cafes. Both 
give full vaudeville shows. Each are 
"finessing" through this week an 1 ex- 
pect to obtain licenses by tomorrow. 

The order may extend to all places 
using entertainers of any kind. If so 
it will affect over three hundred cafes, 
most within "The Loop" district. 



EVANSVILLE IS O. K. 

Chicago, Sept. 11. 

It has been definitely decided that 
the New Grand, Evansville, will re- 
main a regular Orpheum Circuit 
house for another season, any way. 
After a losing season last year, Mar- 
tin Beck announced the Orpheum 
Circuit would steer clear of the In- 
diana town, but the townspeople 
wouldn't have it. While Mr. Beck 
was in Europe, some of the enter- 
prising citizens of Evansville got 
busy and secured several thousand 
names to a petition asking Mr. Beck 
to reconsider his decision, the result 
being that the house will reopen 
Sept. 25 with an Orpheum bill. 

Henry Sonnenberg, formerly an 
Orpheum manager at Salt Lake City 
and Des Moines, will handle the man- 
agerial end, replacing Dave Beehler, 
who is now in the producing business 
in this city with his brother Charles. 

Manager Billings, of the Lincoln Or- 
pheum, has been shifted about. This 
season he will look after the Orpheum, 
Duluth, while H. N. Pierong, of the 
latter house, will navigate to Lincoln. 



ALHAMBRA CHANGES. 

When Victor Williams leaves the 
managerial post of the Alhambra, 
about Oct. 15, Dave Robinson will 
assume charge of the house. 

Young Mr. Williams will remove 
to his father's headquarters in the 
Putnam Building, and assist Wil- 
liams, pere, in directing the Metro- 
politan Circuit or "Bix Six," now op- 
erated by "P. G." 

Mr. Robinson formerly directed 
the Colonial in cool weather. He 
is away for a short vacation, follow- 
ing the close of the Brighton theatre 
season. 



TIM CRONIN'S NEW ONE. 

Havez & Donnelly have written a 
new monolog for Tim Cronin, and 
are coaching him in its delivery. 



RATS LEASE LAND. 

The White Rats have leased the 
property at 227-229-231 West 46th 
street for a long term. It is reported 
the Rats intend to build a clubhouse. 

Ed. F. Rush held the leasehold on 
the property at about $17,") 00 a year, 
It is said. The Rats secured it from 
him and will erect a building on the 
site if the clubhouse plan goes 
through. 



"BIG TIME" DENIALS. 

A report gaining some currency 
that B. F. Felth shortly expected to 
play big time vaudeville In the 
Union Square, and that F. F. Proctor 
would do likewise at the 5Sth Street 
house, were denied this week. 

F. F. Proctor. Jr. said the subject 
had not arisen In any way. In the 
United Booking Offices, no one could 
be found who had heard anything 
about the Square making an Immedi- 
ate change of policy. 



POL! MANAGER RESIGNS. 

New Haven, Conn., Sept. 13. 
Fred Windisch, manager of Poll's 
hero for five years, has resigned, 
leaving for a new field of endeavor. 



8TOLL BOOKS "RIALON." 

(Special Cable to Variety,.) 

Paris, Sept. 13. 
"Rialon," a pantomime, by Frem- 
ska (author of "Sumurun") now play- 
ing at Ronacher's, Vienna, with Alwin 
Neub, has been booked to play the 
Coliseum, London. Oswald Stoll re 
cently saw the pantomime and was 
strongly impressed with it. 

(Special Cable to Variety*) 

Vienna, Sept. 13. 

Since Oswald Stoll and H. B. Mar- 
inelli visited here around the first or 
the month, it is reported that. Mr. 
Stoll cast covetous eyes upon the 
pantomime "Rialon" at Ronnacher's, 
and the big ballet in the Imperial 
Opera. Messrs. Stoll and Marlnelli 
visited both houses together. 

There is also a report that Mr. 
Marlnelli intends opening an office in 
this city, with L. Kornau In charge. 
Mr. Kornau first brought out "The 
Boys in Blue." 

(Special Cable to Variety*) 

London, Sept. 13. 

The H. B. Marlnelli agency added 
another branch office to Its chain, 
Monday, when M. Cockerill took 
charge of the suite in the Hippo- 
drome Building, Manchester. 

This town is an advantageous point 
for an international agency, such as 
Marinelli's. It is the biggest pro- 
vincial center over here, containing 
a great number of turns that never 
go to London. New York and Chi- 
cago occupy the same relative posi- 
tions in the States as regards vaude- 
ville bookings as do London and 
Manchester here. 

"Rialon," with its sub-title, "The 
Girl From the Streets," has been re- 
ported as a very attractive pantomime, 
somewhat away from the stereotyped. 
The stage is set in all black, reported 
at the time the pantomime was pro- 
duced to have been highly effective in 
aiding the realism of the sketch. 

The story is of a girl of the streets, 
taken home by a nobleman, who mar- 
ries her. Later he finds she is deceiv- 
ing him. The finale discloses it has 
been a dream, with the "dream" pret- 
tily worked out. 

At Ronnacher's the company in- 
cluded about twenty choristers. An av- 
erage production of the number, with 
necessary principals, would cost about 
$1,000 weekly. The act runs around 
twenty-five minutes. 



WILL MARRIAGE CHANGE BEN? 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Ben Huttinger, the "stock company' 
of the Majestic theatre, has finally 
fallen off the fence and will Join the 
ranks of the benedicts. This week 
Ben will change Lithian Fredericks 
name to Lithian Huttinger. The cere- 
mony is scheduled to take place in 
Milwaukee. Abe Jacobs does not look 
with pleasure upon the coming event. 
for he believes the change will affect 
Ben's acting. Ben is to the Majest it- 
theatre what Bob Little is to the Al- 
hambra. New York. 

The couple will honeymoon som • 
where between here and MilwauV«< 
Arrangements have been perfected *«» 
that Ben will not lose a performance 



VARIETY 



THEATRICAL LABOR TROUBLES 
ARISING OVER T HE COUNTRY 

A Mild Epidemic This Week of Strife Between Man- 
agers, Musicians ann Stage Hands. 



Cincinnati, Sept. 13. 

The National Theatre Co., oper- 
ating the Sun theatre, a moving-pic- 
ture house, and the Motion Picture 
Operators' Union trouble reached the 
courts here by the theatre manage- 
ment seeking an injunction against 
the union, asking that it be restrain- 
ed from interfering with the theatre's 
business. 

The complaint was filed by Adler 
& Jones. It alleges that competition 
in the moving-picture business in 
Cincinnati Is becoming pressing, and 
that the business done by the theatre 
does not warrant the employment of 
union operators; also, that the union 
has men stationed In front of the 
theatre passing handbills announcing 
the house is "unfair" to organized 
labor, and that the persons employed 
are non-union. 

When the case was called, the 
union announced it desired a con- 
tinuance for one week. That was 
granted by the court, on condition 
the union will desist upon the policy 
pursued, and upon the further agree- 
ment not to pass any handbills or 
other literature charging the theatre 
management to be unfair. 

Ottawa, Sept. 13. 

Unless the management of the 
Russell theatre accedes to the de- 
mand of Local Union No. 96 of The- 
atrical Stage Employees, there will 
be trouble here next week when 
non-union labor attempts to run the 
stage. 

At the time negotiations were on 
between Manager Peter Gorman and 
the union, William A. Brady's "Baby 
Mine" was booked in for Exposition 
week. When the International Al- 
liance of Theatrical Stage Employees, 
at its Niagara convention, voted the 
Ottawa union its full moral and fin- 
ancial support, it was decided to let 
the union men perform their usual 
duties at the' Russell until the proper 
warning was sounded. "Baby Mine" 
closes to-morrow night, with another 
legitimate attraction underlined. 

There are flfty-one union members 
here. They will not return to work 
unless Gorman hires only union la- 
bor and signs the scale, which the 
union claims 1b the smallest in the 
country for a city the size of Ottawa. 
R. Marcel is president of No. 96. 

Charles C. Shay, president of the 
International Alliance of Theatrical 
Stage Employees of the United States 
and Canada, has returned from a 
trip to Toronto and Syracuse, where 
some Important matters received his 
official sanction. 

Toronto Local No. 68 signed an 
agreement with every house in that 
city whereby only union labor and 
union prices will prevail during the 
ensuing year. 

Syracuse Local No. 9 signed a 



three-years' agreement with the com- 
mittees representing the theatres of 
that city, whereby the union receives 
the recognition It desires. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

The new scale of wages asked by 
the Picture Operators went into effect 
here this week and from now on the 
Union men will receive a minimum 
scale of $25 weekly for their services. 
At first it was thought that the Jones, 
Llnick & Schaeffer, who have fourteen 
picture houses scattered throughout 
the city, would resist the demand, but 
when a committee of the executive 
board of the union called upon Aaron 
Jones, he agreed to pay the scale. 

The Jones, Linick & Schaeffer 
houses employ Union picture opera- 
tors, but the majority of their stage- 
hands are not members of the local 
union. In addition to the requests of 
the operators, Local No. 2 of the stage- 
hands union has asked the J. L. & S. 
people to either pay their present staff 
of stagehands the minimum scale of 
$25 weekly and have them jon the 
union or else replace them with union 
men. The stagehands union agreed 
to take the men now working for the 
Jones people into the union provided 
Jones lives up to his agreement to pay 
the scale asked. This week it is ex- 
pected that the working staff of the 
fourteen J. L. & S. houses will be- 
come union men. Unless they do, 
the executive board will call the op- 
erators out. According to Aaron 
Jones this will not occur, as he has 
commenced paying the union scale this 
week and his stage employees will 
join the union. 

A representative of the stage hands 
union Informed a Variet/ representa- 
tive that after the Jones, Linick & 
Schaeffer matter had been definitely 
settled they intended demanding the 
new scale from Alfred Hamlberger, 
who has a string of small houses in 
Chicago. Hamberger stated that he 
hadn't been approached as yet and 
could not tell just what he would do 
provided the union presented demands. 

The executive board In charge of 
the new ruling has President John 
Fallon of the union, Abe Jacobs of the 
Majestic, Mart Morrison of the Folly, 
Clarence Savage of Power's and Henry 
Batty of the Illinois theatres working 
on the matter. 



Cincinnati, Sept. 16. 

Trouble is brewing between the 
management, of the Auditorium thea- 
tre and the Stage Hands' Union. The 
Union Is demanding that the manage- 
ment place a full crew of three men 
on the stage to handle the scenery. 
In this the management refuses to 
ncquiesce. 

The management was given until 
yesterday morning whether he would 
comply. 



Sioux Clty r Mo., Sept. 13. 

The nght between the Musicians' 
Union and the management of the Or- 
pheum theatre, as to whether the 
town will support an outside orches- 
tra leader, was settled last week when 
the house management agreed to give 
J. K. Boniger, local, a tryout. 

J. K. Russo, for several years lead- 
er of an Evanston theatre and a union 
leader, was called to Sioux City. The 
union refused to recognize the trans- 
fer on the grounds that it had a pro- 
ficient member for the position. 

When Manager Wilder agreed to 
give Boniger a tryout, the union se- 
cured an orchestra for the house. Sat- 
urday, after Russo had returned to 
Chicago, he received a wire from Man- 
ager Wilder to return to Sioux City, 
which he did Immediately, and at 
present he Is leading the musicians 
and without any trouble from the 
union. 

The Shuberts have dispensed with 
their orchestras at the Maxlne Elliott, 
Thirty-ninth street and Comedy thea- 
tres, using a bell somewhat along the 
lines inaugurated in New York by- 
David Belasco. 

It Is said that this may result In a 
conflict with the musical union, when 
the managers desire to engage music- 
ians for their musical shows. Belasco. 
who confines himself to dramatic pro- 
ductions, in adopting the policy of dis- 
pensing with orchestras, had nothing 
to fear, for the reason that he confines 
himself altogether to dramatic pre- 
sentments. 

St. Louis, Sept. 13. 

Although chimes have taken the 
place of the orchestra at the Garrick 
theatre (Shubert) the orchestra from 
last season under the direction of Ar- 
thur B. Vogel claim to have a contract 
with the Shuberts for another year's 
music, and appeared for work Sunday. 

"Mother" is being presented with 
chimes only. The no-orchestra plan 
was to have been tried at Havlin's 
theatre, but Stair & H'avlln changed 
their mind on the first day. 

Salem, Mass., Sept. i:i. 

There is a strike on between the 
members of the orchestras in the Sa- 
lem and Empire theatres here and Jul- 
ius Cahn, proprietor of the houses. 
The musicians objected to a cut In the 
size of the orchestra from seven mem- 
bers to five. The Musicians' Union also 
objected to the idea. The men went 
out on strike. 

It is reported that all the other em- 
ployees of the houses may go on a 
sympathetic strike. Julius Cahn was 
prepared for the strike and engaged 
women to take the place of the strik- 
ing orchestra members. A woman's 
orchestra played at the Salem theatre 
Monday. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 
A practical surrender Is reported in 
the war that has been waged here 
against the local federation of mu- 
sicians by the Shuberts. The latter 
have taken steps to comply with flie 
demands of the union by again putting 
orchestras in the Lyric, Garrick and 
other houses that they control and 
operate 



TROUHANOWA AT OLYMPIA. 

(Special Cable to Variet*.) 

London, Sept. 13. 
The principal mime for the Christ- 
mas pantom me to be presented at the 
Olympia will probably be Trouhan- 
owa, now in Paris. She danced and 
acted under the direction of Max 
Reinhardt in Munich. 



KEEPING BETH ON THE MOVE. 

(Special Cable to Varikts.) 

London, Sept. 13. 
Beth Tate is working three West 
End halls nightly this week and go- 
ing big. Miss Tate has estabished 
herself as a favorite over here. 



HYMACK'S CLEVER NEW ACT. 

(Special Cable to Variety,) 

London, Sept. 13. 
Hymack opened Monday, at the 
Empire, with a new act, comprising 
"automatic mesmerism." It is very 
clever, and proved a hit. 



GETTING THE FRENCH COIN. 

(Special Cable to Variety*) 

Paris, Sept. 13. 
Jack Johnson 1b sparring dally at 
"Magic City." An admission fee i 
charged. The lace is doing a tu irk- 
some business. 



GAUMONT FILMS AT HIP. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, Sept. 13. 
Gaumont has contracted to furnish 
motion films for the Hippodrome, be- 
ginning Oct. 1. 



STOLL'S "YIDDISH" HOUSE. 

(Special Cable to Variety). 

London, Sept. 13. 

Oswald Stoll has a theatre in Hack- 
ney a suburb in the northeast of Lon- 
don which he proposes turning into a 
home for Yiddish drama, and also 
vaudeville. 

Jack Wolfe had a similar theatre 
in the Wonderland building, a popu- 
lar fighting resort destroyed by fire 
a few weeks ago. 

Vaudeville sketches were played 
in "Yiddish." Monologists and sing- 
ers delivered their material in the 
same language. Wonderland was in 
the center of White Chapel, the most 
densly populated district in the Jew- 
ish section here. Hackney Is not far 
distant. 



SEVEN DEATHS IN A MONTH. 

Within the past month the Grim 
Reaper has thinned out the ranks of 
the New York Theatrical Stage Em- 
ployees Union considerably. Seven 
deaths have been recorded within the 
past fortnight. 

Among the dead are John McMur- 
ray, electrician, Hippodrome; John 
McQulnlan, stage hand; "Circus Char- 
ley," Bachman, Bronx theatre; Cy Sey- 
mour, Fourteenth Street theatre; Ed- 
ward Rounds, Metropolitan Opera 
House; Harry Clous, Frohman shops; 
and Harry Dodge, stage hand. 



*l. 480 BENEFIT FOR WIDOW. 

Cleveland, Sept. 13. 
A benefit performance for the widow 
of Harry Saywell. treasurer of the 
Colonial, killed in an auto accident a 
week ago, netted $1,480. Fifteen acta 
took part in tho Sunday testimonial. 



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VARIETY 



ENGLISH SALARY SITUATION 
NOT UNDE RSTOOD OVER HERE 

Headline™ and "Drawing Cards" Not Affected. Too 

Few of Them. Contracts Made Far Ahead Must 

Be Lived Up to, Unless House Changes 

Policy. The Managers' Plan. 



In view of the many recently ab- 
surd statements printed In the theat- 
rical papers regarding the present 
music hall situation in England, the 
facts should be printed. Uninformed 
writers who attempt to explain the 
recent crisis which the railroad strike 
almost precipitated In the English 
music hall world are floundering in 
a sea of hearsay knowledge. If It Is 
even that. 

The business at the English pro- 
vincial halls was hit a twister by the 

strike, also the warm weather. Hot 
weather is unusual in England. This 
summer was the hottest In many 
years. Business became so bad man- 
agers suggested to artists that they 
accept a cut in salaries to help tide 
over the situation. The artists re- 
fused. While they could not strike, 
according to the Arbitration Award 
(agreed upon after the strike of some 
Ave years ago) , It began to look as 
though something akin to a strike 
would be the outcome.' 

The railroad strike opportunely 
came to an end just then, and the 
weather broke at the same time. The 
matter may end in the closing of 
some of the provincial halls in the 
future, during the summer months, 
or the agreeing upon a summer wage 
by the various circuits. 

To state that there will be a whole- 
sale chopping of English salaries is 
silly. Most of the English headliners 
are booked up for years to come. 
These contracts . must be played. 
There may be a chance for a few halls 
changing hands or closing for various 
reasons, but, at most, this cannot hap- 
pen in more than a very few cases. 
This is the only way in which English 
contracts may be cancelled by the 
managers. 

One paper has "had "all the head- 
line acts in England packing up and 
coming over here to decide whether 
or not they should accept $1,500 or 
$3,000 a week. "Headliners" and 
"drawing cards" in England are in as 
much demand as over here. Were 
there any trouble abroad acts like 
Wilkie Bard, Little Tich, George 
Robie, Marie Lloyd, Ada Reeve, Clar- 
ice Mayne and others (who draw peo- 
ple into the halls) would not suffer. 
It would be the rank and file. 

Many of the English headliners 
would have no value on this side, no 
more than some American headliners 
over there. 

One printed statement was "The 
Moss-Stoll Interests control the situa- 
tion In England." Anyone who has 
followed the vaudeville situation only 
casually is aware the Moss-Stoll com- 
bination dissolved last January. An- 
other weird line of type said "Moss- 



: : ioll controls the situation in South 
Africa, Scotland and Ireland." Very 
bad information. Neither Moss nor 
6toll had any holdings in South 
Africa when they were together. The 
Hymans are the vaudeville magnates 
of South Africa. They now have but 
one house at Johannesburg. Recently 
a few new halls of the smaller time 
variety have sprung up, due to the 
development of the moving picture 
craze in the country. 

As regards Ireland and Scotland, 
that amounts to the same as saying 
the United Booking Offices controlled 
the situation In Pennsylvania. It 
sounds big and means nothing. 

While the general situation in Eng- 
land today as regards the clipping of 
salaries affects almost wholly the 
smaller turns, it is likely the larger 
circuits will commence a systematic 
closing of their various theatres, one 
at a time, alleging as a cause that the 
policy of the house Is to be changed. 
This vitiates all outstanding con- 
tracts for the theatre changing. In 
a few weeks or months, the policy 
will probably be again changed, back 
to variety, with new contracts en- 
tered into at the cut rate the man- 
agers may agree upon, if they do 
agree, or the artists agree with them. 



VAUDEVILLE FOR BOSS LLOYD. 

While Werba & Luescher are at- 
tempting to locate a play that will 
be acceptable as a starring vehicle for 
Alice Lloyd, the vaudeville managers 
have requested Pat Casey to ask Miss 
Lloyd to listen to reason. This the 
English girl has announced she will 
do, and will probably play some en- 
gagements between now and Christ- 
mas. 

It is two years since Miss Lloyd 
toured the Eastern vaudeville field, 
although having appeared in a few- 
Eastern houses on - her way to and 
from the coast. There is a chance 
she may accept the offer of the 
Orpheum Circuit for a return engage- 
ment West commencing around the 
first of the year, if a suitable play for 
her starring tour is not shortly sub- 
mitted for her approval. Several have 
been rejected by her. The Werba ft 
Luescher contract with Miss Lloyd 
forbids her appearance in vaudeville 
in New York City prior to entering 
under their management. Through 
this Mr. Casey was obliged to decline 
the P. G. Williams six weeks in New 
York. 



0,000 AT 8ELLS-FLOTO. 

St. Lous, Sept. U. 
6,000 people attended the two per- 
formances of the Sells-Floto circus 
here Monday, it is the first time the 
show has played St. Louis. 



COMPANY FOR MEXICO. 

O. Molasso and his organization of 
players sail Sept. 21 on the steamship 
"Mexico" for Mexico City, where they 
are scheduled to open at the Teatro 
Mexlcano, Sept. 30. 

A special feature of the show will 
be Eugenie Fougere. The others will 
include Esther Scarzi, Albert Girault, 
Five American Girls (who will do an 
act of the "coon" type), the Markoffs. 
Russian troupe. Jongleur and assist- 
ant, juggling act, and all the Molasso 
pantomimic productions, the principal 
ones being "L'Amour de la Apache,'' 
"La Somnanibule" and "Paris by 
Night." 

Mr. Molasso has protected him °tlf 
this time by having his guarantee 
money deposited in a New York bank 
together with return fares for the en- 
tire company. 




ANOTHER SALE IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Another Important sale occurred 
here Saturday, when Mrs. C. E. Kohl 
purchased the Martin Beck Interest 
in the Bijou and Academy theatres 
on the West Side, thus gaining com- 
plete control of both houses. The sale 
carried a transfer of the building and 
ground of the Academy, and the Beck 
interest of twenty per cent. In tho 
Bijou. 

While neither Mr. Beck nor C. E. 
Kohl, Jr., who represents his mother, 
would say anything regarding the 
transaction, it is known that Beck re- 
ceived in the neighborhood of $25,- 
000 for his end. 

The Bijou at present is playing the 
Stair & Havlln road shows. The 
Bijou-Academy Co. has only a year 
remaining on its lease, but it is un- 
derstood this will be renewed. The 
Academy is playing "pop" vaudeville. 
Situated a few feet from Halstead and 
Madison streets, the Academy is a 
good real estate investment, if noth- 
ing else. 

This sale has no effect on the down 
town Kohl ft Castle theatres, their 
position remaining exactly the same. 

A conference attended by Mrs. C. E. 
Kohl, Messrs. Beck, Meyerfeld, An- 
derson and C. E. Kohl, Jr., took place 
in the latter's office Saturday. Noth- 
ing of importance developed. 

Messrs. Beck, Meyerfleld and Her- 
man Fehr (of Milwaukee) arrived In 
New York Monday. 



COMEDY CLUB HAS BECK. 

The application for membership of 
Martin Beck into the Vaudeville Com- 
edy Club was favorably passed upon 
by the Board of Governors at the 

■ 

first reading of the application Tues- 
day evening. The Club has E. F. Al- 
bee on its roll. 

An impression the Vaudeville Com- 
edy Club passed upon the recent equit- 
able contract issued by the Vaude- 
ville Managers' Protective Association 
should be corrected, the club believes. 
It is merely a social organization. Al- 
though receiving a copy of the con- 
tract, no action was taken upon it. 

Commencing Monday, repairs which 
will cost about $8,000 wjll be made 
in the new quarters of the club on 
West 45th street. The "clown nights" 
will be resumed in two weeks. An 
annual election occurs the last Tues- 
day in December. The present officers 
nnd Board of Governors retire with 
the ending of the year. 



VICTOR MOORE AND EMMA LITTLEFIELD 

HACK IN VAUDEVILLE. 
Kor a short time. 
I>irectlnn of AI,F. T. WILTON. 



STELLA TRACEY. 

Leaping ahead in vaudeville in 
great bounds, Stella Tracey has at- 
tracted unusual attention for a new 
comer. Miss Tracey entered vaude- 
ville from musical comedy. Pretty of 
face with much magnetism, and abili- 
ty to "put over" songs, the young 
woman as a "single" has become al- 
ready recognized. 

This week Miss Tracey is singing 
at the Greenpoint. Next week she 
will appear at Hammerstein's, then re- 
turn to the Percy G. Williams' time. 
Her pictures are upon the front page 
of this issue. 



VARIETY 



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CHICAGO INJUNCTION CASE 

SETTLES PRIORITY CLAIMS 

Columbia Amusement Co. and Hyde & Behman Reach 
Understanding Regarding Shows 4 First In" 
at Chicago, Following Firm's Action 
Against Reeves' " Beauty Show. 



Chicago* Sept. 13. 

The difficulties existing between 
Hyde & Behman and the Columbia 
Amusement Co. were practically set- 
tled last week, when the former ap- 
pealed to Judge McSurley, of the Cir- 
cuit Court, asking for an injunction 
to stop the Al Reeves "Beauty Show" 
from playing the Columbia theatre 
here. 

Messrs. Richard and James R. 
Hyde, who applied for the order, 
based their argument on the face of 
an old contract in which the Colum- 
bia Amusement Co. agreed to give 
the Star and Garter its choice of all 
Chicago incoming attractions on the 
Eastern Wheel. The Reeves show 
was due in Chicago Sunday. Both 
the Columbia and the Star and Gar- 
ter promised their patrons the privi- 
lege of seeing it first. The Columbia 
covered the town with Reeves' pa- 
per, but the Star and Garter wisely 
withheld their billing until the last 
moment. The show is at the Co- 
lumbia. 

Up to Saturday afternoon it was a 
question where "Vanity Fair" would 
play, but on that day the Hyde peo- 
ple withdrew their motion and com- 
menced billing the "Vanity Fair" 
show. Manager Moe, of the Star and 
Garter, sent out fifteen men and five 
wagons, besides the American Bill- 
posting service. The result was, 
Sunday afternoon, the Star and Gar- 
ter sold out, breaking the season's 
matinee record. 

Richard Hyde, while here noti- 
fied Pete Clark that George Arm- 
strong could not appear in any of his 
houses. Accordingly, Armstrong left 
the bill Wednesday. He rejoined the 
show this week in Milwaukee. Mr. 
Hyde claimed Armstrong's material 
was a little "strong" for his theatre. 

The Censor Committee of the East- 
ern Wheel were here during the 
fracas. 

The Bowman Bros. "Vanity Fair" 
Co., also broke the night record at the 
Star and Garter, Sunday night, play- 
ing to the biggest single performance 
this season. 



GU8 FAY'S ACCIDENT. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 11. 

Gus Fay, principal comedian with 
Jacobs & Jermon's "Big Gaiety Show" 
was so badly injured during the per- 
formance at the Casino Saturday 
night he was forced to go to a hospi- 
tal, where it was found he had frac- 
tured two ribs. 

In the burlesque Fay works up a 
number led by Marie Beauguard and 
takes a seat in the audience. He 
afterwards mounts the stage and is 
chased back by other members of the 
company. Saturday night when Fay 



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jumped into the aisle he tried to avoid 
striking a man's leg. He fell against 
the arm of a seat. Mr. Fay was un- 
able to leave here on Sunday with 
the company and will be out of the 
show for at least two weeks. 



SOME "TURKEYS" OUT. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Though Harry Armstrong, who is 
some picker of chorus beauties, says 
the scarcity of girls this season is 
the "worst ever," he managed to send 
out a bunch with some "turkey" 
shows. 

George Belford's "Champagne 
Belles" opened September 3 at Wau- 
kegan, 111. Others that have been 
sent out are Harry Scott's "The Wiz- 
ard of Wiseland," Swartz & Lorch's 
"A Married Bachelor," Hirsh & Bak- 
er's "Parisian Beauties," and Charles 
M. Baker's "Gay Morning Glories." 

"The Isle of Spice," under Charles 
Mumford's management is preparing 
for the road here. 



THE ROCHESTER OPENING. 

Rochester, Sept. 13. 

An auto parade of Gerard's "Follies 
of the Day" company and a band con- 
cert, with big matinee business and a 
turnaway house at night, marked the 
opening of Western Wheel burlesque 
at Cook's Opera House. 

The theatre is now controlled by 
the Aster Amusement Co., comprising 
some of the business men of the city. 
Many had their families at the open- 
ing. Shriners and Knights of Colum- 
bus turned out en masse. 

VV. C. Muntz, a stockholder, will 
manage the theatre. 



J. J. BUTLER'S FATHER DIES. 

St. Louis, Sept. 13. 

Ed. Butler, father of James J. But- 
ler, president of the Empire Circuit 
Co., is dead. The deceased was past 
65 years old. 

The venerable man was interested, 
financially, in theatricals, though he 
never took any active interest in the 
affairs of the Empire Circuit or the 
running of the Standard here, letting 
his son "Jim" attend to that. The 
deceased was at one time a black- 
smith. 



SH CHERTS' "JOLLY BACHELORS." 

"The Jolly Bachelors" has been 
taken over by the Shuberta. Rehears- 
als are under way. The show is to 
open in the South, Sept. 2'n. 

A full route through the cotton 
belt and gu'f towns is being arranged 

This is Lew Field's Broadway Thea- 
tre piece which title was used for 
brief season on Western Burlesque 
Wheel. 



WESTERN SHOW WITHDRAWN. 

With the house managers com- 
plaining the company was mediocre, 
and business on the wrong side of 
the ledger, "The Jolly Bachelors," 
"Bobby" Harris' show, has been 
withdrawn from the Western Bur- 
lesque Wheel and replaced with 
"Town Talk." 

Richie Craig and Joseph Leavitt 
have the Harris franchise and will 
play out the latter's time on the 
route, start irg this week at the Ave- 
nue, Washington. Craig will be the 
principal man with "Town Talk." 

From the start, "The Bachelors" 
proved unsatisfactory. Efforts made 
to improve the troupe failed to de- 
liver the goods. 



THE STAR GOES OVER. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

The Star has finally captured the 
west side with burlesque. After four 
weeks of fairly good business, It held 
a capacity matinee Sunday. The 
house was sold out at one-thirty. 

The neighborhood in which the 
Star is located is populated with Bo- 
hemians and Poles. Vaudeville 
seemed to amuse them for awhile, 
but they soon lost interest. 

Burlesque seemed to be the log- 
ical solution of the problem. Her- 
man Fehr annexed the house as a 
Western Wheel spoke. "The Whirl 
of Mirth" is the attraction this week. 



STOPS EXTRA TALK. 

Cleveland, Sept. 13. 

The stage manager of the Empiie 
theatre, the home of the Eastern 
Wheel in that city, has put the ban 
on all "audience songs" and "kid- 
ding" from the stage across the foot- 
lights. 

This also takes in patter between 
an artist and the stage hands or mu- 
sicians. 



IMHOF WITH ROBIK. 

Roger Imhof has been engaged by 
Louis Robie as chief comedian for the 
revised "Knickerbockers," on the 
Eastern Burlesque Wheel. Another 
act taken by that manager is Duff and 
Walsh. 

The Sam Howe show ("Lovemak 
ers") has had Davy and Pony Moore 
Reinee Dyris. and Hie West sisters 
placed upon its roster, in substitution 
tor principals first, engaged. The 
Howe show is to be a new one. 

Material changes are also to be 
made in the cast of .1. Coldenberg's 
"Majesties." 



nrsv mtrssELK this winter. 

Paris. Sept. fi. 

New theatres, skating rinks and a 
"Luna Park" will be among the new 
places of amusement for Brussels dur- 
ing the coming winter. 

The Diamant Palace at St. (lilies is 
being converted into a theatre Other 
houses to open will be the new Thea- 
tre de la fJaiete and the immense 
Palais de Clace. In the Kue V. u\e 
a gigantic cinema is bene built "l..ir;i 
Park" will be back of the 1'isi; \!ark< :. 

The Cabries tboati" r'-oiciir 1 m-;i. 
s with "The Chocolate S»bl er" with 
"The Merry Widow" and "1. 'Enfant 
de l'Armour" to follow 



MARION'S MONEY UP. 

The $1,000 posted by Dave Marion 
as a wager with Al Reeves that 
Marion's "Dreamlands" will draw Id 
more gross this season, and is a bet- 
ter show than Reeves' "Beauty Show" 
has been received at the offices of the 
Columbia Amusement Co. The money 
is in the form of a check, made pay- 
able to Sam A. Scribner, official stake 
holder. It arrived at the Columbia 
offices after Mr. Scribner left for the 
tour of the Eastern Wheel circuit as 
a member of the Censor Committee. 

Upon Mr. Scribner's return in about 
ten days, there will be opportunity for 
Mr. Reeves to cover the amount, when 
b4 is officially notified of the Marion 
deposit. Mrs. Reeves has a check for 
$1,000 from her husband for that 
purpose. 

There is a reasonable likelihood 
that Mr. Reeves will call upon Mr. 
Marion to substantiate, by another 
check_his printed statement that if 
Mr. Reeves would niake any bet with 
him at all, he (Marlon) would make 
Reeves a present of $500 as a bonus. 

Meanwhile both shows are going 
along the Eastern Wheel route, and 
doing business. 

Boston, Sept. 13. 

"The Girls From Happyland," at 
the Casino this week, has a comedian 
who wants a piece of the almost bet- 
ting between Eastern Wheel managers. 
Billy W. Watson is the fourth entry. 
The other and original Billy Watson 
was disqualified through being on the 
Western Wheel. 

The Eastern Wheel Watson says 
that besides the publicity h^e thinks 
there may be in this betting thing, he 
will wager $l,. r »00 that his show will 
beat either Marion's or Reeves'. 

Buffalo, Sept. 13. 
Billy Watson (the original) with 
his Western Burlesque Wheel Show, 
"The Beef Trust," says that Dave 
Marion and Al Reeves are afraid to 
let him in on their bet. One of the 
reasons why, according to Mr. Wat- 
son, is his usual season's record for 
receipts. Last week at Toronto, dur- 
ing the Exposition, with rain for three 
nights, Billy stales he did $6,841. 
Next week he catches the State Fair 
at Detroit, with no baseball in the 
town. 



RARE L.ATOIR ALL RIC;HT. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 
"The Bon Tons," in Toronto this 
week, will be reinforced to-day by 
"Babe" Latour, who was taken sud- 
denly and seriously ill during a re- 
cent engagement of the company at 
the Star and darter theatre in this 
city. It was necessary to leave the 
little comedienne behind in a local 
hospital when "The Bon Tons" de- 
parted from Chicago. Her part was 
temporarily taken by Lydin Berg. 

PLAYED WITIini'T SCENERY. 

The "Broadway Cab-ty (Jlrls" un- 
forced to open Mci:Ki;:y at the- Casino, 
Brooklyn, u'ider L-n-at tl ! tTir u ' t • s. The 
.• ( -ei'.ery for on** of thi- burl<.-<|iirs wn? 
not driven- 1 Ina , * * i • ■ pai.it Miop or; 
tin;* The d«div.-r> was '■ a ]■• Tues 
dav. 



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VARIETY 



BOSTONS SMALL TIME SHOW 
IN NATIONAL AT 5-10-15 CENTS 



B. F. Keith's New House, With Biff Capacity, Cutting 

Prices. Minstrel Performance and Vaudeville 

to Worry Other Managers. 



Boston, Sept. 13. 
The new National, the largest vaude- 
ville house In the world, seating over 
3,500, will open next Monday. The 
United Booking offices is booking the 
house. The management is advertis- 
ing the biggest show for the money in 
Boston. Prices 5-10-15. 

A minstrel show with forty people 
will open the performance. This will 
be followed by vaudeville acts, and 
then a burlesque on popular successes. 
One of the features of the opening 
will be a big minstrel parade Monday 
afternoon and a band concert In front 
of the theatre in the evening. 

At the head of the minstrel com- 
pany are Hughey Dougherty and Lew 
Benedict. Other well known minstrels 
will be in the circle. The Columbus 
double quartet has been engaged for 
the show. 

The management gives as its reason 
for being able to produce such a big 
show for the small admission price, 
the fact of the large seating capacity. 

Boston will undoubtedly get some 
big "small time" acts in the future. 
This house booked by the United Book- 
ing Office, and Marcus Loew with the 
Orpheum and the South End theatres, 
makes it look like busy business. 

Boston has more than its share of 
"small time." The addition of the 
new one with its enormous seating ca- 
pacity, will make the little fellows hus- 
tle. Most of the "pop" houses are 
charging ten cents. The new National 
has the others worrying. 

The public will benefit and the house 
with the best show will get the money. 



$60,000 FOR THE EMPIRE. 

Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 13. 
$60,000 was the price Frank A. 
Keeney paid Spitz & Nathanson last 
week, for the Empire theatre, form- 
erly leased by Mr. Keeney, and in 
which he plays small time vaudeville. 

Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 13. 
The Orpheum will continue with its 
stock company policy throughout the 
winter, if business does not take too, 
decided a drop. The theatre is under 
the management of Frank A. Keeney. 
It formerly played the cheaper vaude- 
ville. 



TRYING GRAND AGAIN. 

The Grand, Brooklyn, which Wil- 
liam Fox turned into a "pop" vaude- 
ville house earlier in the year, but 
closed in June, will give "small time" 
a second trial, beginning this Satur- 
day. 

It is a Klaw & Erlanger house, the 
last legitimate attraction there being 
Chaunccy Olcott, following Fox's sum- 
mer closing. 

The bill will comprise eight acts 
and pictures. Lep Solomon, formerly 
manager of the Nemo, goes to the 



Grand, John McGee succeeding Mr. 
Solomon at the Fox 110th (Broadway) 
theatre. 

The Bijou, Brooklyn, operated by 
the Loew Circuit, will resume its reg- 
ular policy next week, having played 
a minor grade of "small time" during 
the summer. The reopening of the 
Grand, with the Bijou in the same 
neighborhood, will revive the "small 
time" opposition on that section of 
Brooklyn. 

The Royal, Brooklyn, one of the 
Loew Circuit's, which played "small 
time" last year will stick to the 
straight picture policy, which started 
there Sept. 11, for the present season. 



NEW NORTH SIDE HOUSE. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

The North Side is to have another 
vaudeville theatre when the plans of 
Nicholas Wetzel, Jr., have been fully 
developed. Recently he secured a 
ninety-nine-year lease on a corner 
property at Fuller* on and Lincoln ave- 
nues, on which he proposes to erect a 
combination theatre, store and office 
building, which, when completed, will 
cost approximately $75,000. 

The structure will be of brick and 
terra cotta. The theatre is to have a 
seating capacity of 825. 



FILM CO. ORDERS. 

San Francisco, Sept. 13. 
Monday the General Film Co. put 
in force their new film service. It is 
now arranged that houses that play 
vaudeville and three changes of pic- 
tures weekly must have not less than 
three stage hands. All houses charg- 
ing ten cents having a capacity of 
399 are allotted three changes week- 
ly, but no first runs. 



CUT OUT LURID POSTERS. 

Boston, Sept. 13. 
Moving picture houses in Boston are 
in trouble again. A notice has been 
served on all the managers that in the 
future no posters will be allowed on 
exhibition in the lobby of the thea- 
tres, that are of the blood, curdling 
order. It is claimed that all the trou- 
ble was caused by a poster in the 
lobby of a Tremont Row picture house, 
showing one man on the ground and 
another standing over him with a 
blooded stained knife In his hand. 

Censors from the Mayor's office made 
a round of all the houses and passed 
on the paper on exhibition. 



CAN TAKE ANOTHER TRIP. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 
Walter Butterfleld was visited by 
the stork last Monday which deposited 
a nine-pound baby girl on the Michi- 
gan magnate's door sill. Butterfleld 
is now the father of four girls. He 
looked for a male member In the 
family this trip. 



BERT LEVEY IN THE EAST. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Bert Levey, the San Francisco In- 
dependent agent, arrived in Chicago 
Tuesday from Denver and left the fol- 
lowing day for the east, stopping in 
Cleveland, and from there going di- 
rect to New York. 

While in the east, Mr. Levey will 
book up several novelties for his cir- 
cuit, as well as place several west- 
ern acts with the eastern managers, 
Levey will return to Chicago next week 
sometime, and remain about two 
weeks. 

While here Levey will make his 
headquarters with Bob Burns, his Chi- 
cago representative. Though nothing 
positive is known, it is expected Mr. 
Levey will affiliate ^with one of the 
middle west circuits, thus making 
it possible to route an act from Chi- 
cago to the coast and back. 



ALL BAR ONE HOUSE. 

Denver, Sept. 13. 

The Baker theatre acts have been 
barred by the small-time vaudeville 
houses here. The Baker, managed 
by Peter McCourt (who also runs other 
houses), is playing the cheaper 
vaudeville, booked by Hagen a local 
independent agent. 

Representatives of other circuits 
in the West, to the coast, are refusing 
to play an act appearing at the Baker. 

San Francisco, Sept. 13. 

Bert Levey, the coast agent, while 
on his way east, arranged to book 
four acts weekly into the Baker thea- 
tre, Denver, managed by Peter 
McCourt. This will bring the Levey 
agency into direct opposition with Sul- 
livan-Considine, that circuit having a 
Denver house. 

Mr. Levey is making the booking 
to help break jumps for acts brought 
west or sent east by him. 



HAS AKRON ALL ALONE. 

Akron, O., Sept. 13. 

Due to the depression in the theat- 
rical business here, the Norka, a small 
time vaudeville house, which was 
some opposition to the Colonial (play- 
ing the better class of vaudeville 
shows) has decided to give the latter 
the whole field. 

The Norka is now playing pictures 
only. Feiber & Shea have the Colo- 
nial, securing it by lease last season. 



AL. TANNER'S MARRIAGE. 

Al. Tanner, the vaudeville agent, 
was married last week to a Miss 
Mathos, who is a member of his reper- 
toire company. 



AGENTS ON THE OUTSIDE. 

The Family Department of the 
United Booking Offices, Tuesday, is- 
sued its regular notification for the 
"outside agents" to do business over 
the railing, commencing with this 
week. 

The order becomes effective when 
the agents press too much atmos- 
phere out of the larger and inner 
room by their numbers. The agents 
don't like it, but generally slip in one 
at a time, until the next order ar- 
rives. 



WESTERN BUSINESS BOOMING. 

Chicago, Sept. 13. 

Things theatrical are booming in 
the W. V. M. A. offices and the recent 
acquisition of several new houses in 
the middle-west has prompted general 
manager C. E. Bray to establish a 
branch in Kansas City, Mo. Walter 
De Orio has been placed in charge of 
the new office. For the present he 
will not do any booking direct, but 
in the near future it is expected that 
Mr. Bray will hand over several of the 
new houses to De Orio to book in 
conjunction with the Chicago office. 

Among the newcomers in the W. V. 
M. A., are the Grubel circuit of "Eec- 
tric" theatres as well as houses in 
Kansas City, Mo., Jefferson City, Co- 
lumbia, Tulsa, Okla., Pawhuska, Okla., 
Freemont, Neb., Excelsior Springs, 
Mo., Salina and Ossawatomla, Kans.. 
and a new house in Springfield, Mo., 
to open Sept. 17. Mitchell and Red- 
field, S. D., have also agreed to ac- 
cept their shows from the Associa- 
tion. 

The new press bureau recently in- 
augurated by C. E. Bray will occupy 
a suite of offices on the 14th floor of 
the Majestic theatre building. It is 
expected to begin operat ons in a few 
weeks. 

The doors of the National, a new 
vaudevi'le theatre in Detroit, will open 
about Sept. 20, under the management 
of Charles Hagerdorn, formerly man- 
ager of the Wilson, Star and Comedy, 
Chicago. The new playhouse is in 
the business district. It will have a 
capac ty of 1,100. Estimated cost is 
$105,000. Frank Q. Doyle of this city 
will book the attractions. In St. 
Louis, the new Hippodrome will open 
some time next month, and will be 
able to boast of 3,500 seats, and a 
stage large enough to accomodate a 
"Ben Hur" production. 

The Gayety, Springfield, 111., re- 
opened Labor Day. Each of the last 
two houses will play Doyle bookings 
this season. 

At the Interstate Circuit's office, 
Celia Bloom, booking manager, an- 
nounces the new season has started 
with pronounced success, especially 
the opening of the new Majestic, Fort 
Worth. This season the Interstate 
people will supply the attractions for 
fifteen houses in the south. President 
Karl HobHtzel is still in the south 
supervising the openings of the new 
houses and will remain there until 
the San Antonio house opens Sept. 24. 
Sunday, Sept. 17 the new Majestic, 
Houston, starts for the season contin- 
uing the two-a-day policy as before. 

A publicity bureau has been opened 
at the Interstate offices, where the 
agency will look after the billing, 
photos and newspaper matter for all 
the managers. Aby A. Chouteau is 
in charge. It may later affiliate with 
the publicity department Inaugurated 
a few weeks ago by Mr. Bray. 

The Lyric Vaudeville Association 
and General Manager Hoik ins claim 
a total of thirty-eight houses now un- 
der contract, with several more cer- 
tain of being signed up within the 
next few days. 



Elsie Jnnls Is going to sing "Bless 
Your Ever Lovin' Little Heart" In 
"The Slim Princess." 



VARIETY 



13 



PARIS NOTES 



BY EDWABD O. KENDBEW 



Paris, Sept. 6. 
Delorme and Leo Pouget, the new 
managers of the Marigny, Invited a 
big crowd to sample their new Sep- 
tember program, with the result that 
tor once in August the theatre was 
crammed. But it was not at all nec- 
essary to make a big feature of this 
event, for the show has nothing novel 
to justify it as a "premiere." Not 
even "La Carmela," the ballet mimo- 
drame written for Regina Badet, is 
sensational. The Three) Mullers did 
extremely well, while the Harmony 
Four made good with singing. Trio 
Maryland (Swedish), the 8 Gems 
Terpsichore (English girls), Paul 
Gorden, wire equilibrist, Diva Aida, 
Italian singer, formed the remainder 
of the program. Business has not 
been good at the Marigny. With the 
opening of the Folies Bergere, Alham- 
bra and Olympia, still fewer playgoers 
will wend their way up the Champs 
Elysees this time of the year. The 
revue has now been entirely with- 
drawn, but perhaps the August show 
had much to do with the reduced re- 
ceipts. 



As reported by cable the American 
act "Arvi's Mysteries" was cancelled 
at the Olympia, owing to delay in get- 
ting the baggage through. In a recent 
conversation with manager Jacques 
Charles, Vaiukt.'s representative men- 
tioned this point, and was informed 
that the management was fully justi- 
fied, as Arvi knew the date of open- 
ing, was in England from Aug. 5, and 
had plenty of time to send his bag- 
gage to Paris. He suggested that 
Arvi should bring a suit against the 
railway company, in which case he 
would join him as a plaintiff, but he 
could not start an action alone as he 
had not had anything to do with 
sending the baggage. This Arvi de- 
clined, and has placed his case in the 
hands of the French syndicate of 
artists. Manager Charles further 
states that Arvi threatened a strike, 
the majority of the acts on the bill 
being Americans, but no Joint action 
was taken by the other artists. The 
Olympia will bring an off-set suit 
against Arvi for failing to carry out 
the terms of his contract. 

Frank Lawton declares the man- 
oeuvre on the part of the present 
manager of the Moulin Rouge is dis- 
honest, a bluff to try to get rid of 
what he considers an expensive artist 
and to fill his place by a much cheap- 
er one. Lawton had another month 
to do on the contract, (Lawton can- 
cellation in "The Belle of New York" 
reported by cable) and presented him- 
self at the theatre as usual Aug. 30, 
declining to be put off in this arbitrary 
manner, but he was not permitted to 
take his part. He has acquainted the 
V. A. F. (of which he is a member) 
with the facts. If manager Fabert's 
debut in the muse hall business were 
unknown it would be imagined that 
he had served an apprenticeship some 
years ago with the German managers. 



How different was the behaviour of 
Clement Bannel last season. He had 
some expensive people in the six 
months' revue at the Folies Bergere, 
whom he could have dispensed with, 
and who as a matter of fact were 
away 11 several days, but he lived up 
to his contracts and although legally 
he could have cancelled some, he avail- 
ed himself of no such mean trick but 
took the artists back as soon as they 
were in a condition to play. 



Oct. 1 1 will be the centenary of the 
Decree of Moscow. It was by this 
decree, drawn up by Napoleon, during 
his Russian campaign, that the regu- 
lations governing the Comedic- Fran- 
cai.se were settled. It Is proposed to 
commemorate this centenary by a 
special performance. Moreover in a 
few days Jules Claretie, the ad ru ini- 
tiator of the House of Moliere, will 
celebrate his 26th year of manage- 
ment here. 



The comedian Benedict and Mile. 
Jeanne Maubourg are to be married 
in May next, when the latter returns 
to Paris from her engagement at the 
Metropolitan Opera, New York. 



Referring to the robbery of the 
famous portrait of "Mona Lisa" by 
Leonard de Vinci, called the "Jocon- 
de," from the Louvre museum, it is 
interesting to remember (although I 
have it from hear-say), that a play en 
titled "La Joconde" by Regnier and 
Paul Foucher was produced Oct. 19, 
1 8 r» 5 , at the Comedie Franca se. The 
piece was so named because the hero- 
ine was supposed to resemble the 
Florentine grocer's wife, Mona Lisa 
Giocondo, and to have that wonderful 
smile which has, since the days of 
Francois 1, caused connoisseurs to 
come to Paris to admire this valuable 
picture now estimated to be worth 
$2,000,000. 



The Casino de Paris will reopen, 
under A. Cqilat, Sept. 7. The Eldo- 
rado opens same date. La Cigale 
Sept. 10, with a revue. The Nouveau 
Cirque, Cirque Medrano, and Euro- 
peon opened Sept. 1 . 



"The Chocolate Soldier" will be 
played for the first time in the French 
language Sept. s, at the Theatre des 
Galer'es, Brussels. 



It is possible that "Tales of Hoff- 
mann" by Offenbach will be given at 
the Opera Comique during the season. 
"La Lepreuse" by Henry Bataille and 
Silvio Lazzari may also be mounted 
at this house. 



Henryk Sienkiewicz has authorised 
V. Lodiel to adapt an operette from 
his book "Lillian Morris" for which 
Gaston Paulin will write the music. 
The story, it may be remembered, is 
about the early gold seekers in the 
1'nited States. 



LONDON NOTES 

VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE 

6 GREEN ST., LEICESTER SQUARE 

W. BUCHANAN TAYLOR, Rwutu. 

(••BAYARD") 

Mall for Americana and Europeans In Buropw. If addressed eare VARIETY as 
above, will be promptl? forwarded. 



London, Sept. 6. 

"The Variety Artists Federation 
being satisfied from the evidence 
furnished that Mobs Empires (Ltd.), 
and the Var ety Theatres Controlling 
Company (Ltd.) ha\e formed a com- 
bine introducing a new and highly 
dangerous factor into music-hall af- 
fairs, desires to express its deep regret 
at the action taken by these manage- 
ments, which can only be regarded as 
a distinct breach of the spirit of the 
*»rb trators award, whereby it was 
agreed that no disturbing element 
should be introduced into the rela- 
tions then established between mana- 
gers and artists, at least until the re- 
vision of the award in 1912. And 
further, that this meeting is content 
to leave the matter in the hands of 
the executive committee to watch de- 
velopments very closely, and to take 
such action as circumstances may 
warrant." 

These are the terms of the reso- 
lution passed at the mass meeting of 
artists. Exactly what it means is not 
easy to discover. To say the least, it 
is a trifle veiled, if indeed, there be 
anything to veil. Established artists 
whether in receipt of large or snail 
wages may rest assured that no effort 
on the part of various managements 
can bring about a permanent level - 
ling-down of salaries. It is absurd to 
argue that the salaries of performers 
may be regulated in the same way 
tiiat the prices of every-day commodi- 
ties can be ruled. The art dealers of 
the world might as well try and get 
together to dictate terms to all the 
greatest, and even least great, paint- 
ers. 



Though the high brows will not 
have it so, vaudeville is an art, and it 
requires brains in a greater or lesser 
degree to be a successful vaudeville 
artist. When the financial magnates 
:.ie able to corner the brains of the 
world, then, and not until then, will 
the \audeville managers be able to 
co:<irol and regulate artists' salaries. 
Oi course, it was necessary that the 
V. A. F. should make a splash in re- 
sponse to the expressed views and un- 
( xpressed actions of some of the mana- 
gers, and having done that they can 
rest content in the security of the 
Arbitrators Award until such time as 
the ramifications of that document 
(ease to be. My opinion is that whilst 
regular efforts will be made by certain 
managements, to effect a sort of unifi- 
cation of salaries, the peculiar cir- 
cumstances of the music-hall busi- 
ness, will defeat their ends without 
a grent amount of effort on the part 
of the V. A. F. 



J'lu'iiirli to my mind then* is very 
l'ttle chaneo of "The Concert" prov- 
ing a failure at the Duke of YorK'^ 
Tneatre, there are differences of opin- 
ion here as to its fate. In fact. !!)•• 



greater number of the criticisms have 
been unfavorable. Yet it is attracting 
good houses. It cannot be denied that 
its weaknesses, from the English 
point of view, are considerable. The 
subject of foolish hero worship has 
never been considered "quite nice" 
here, particularly when it has refer- 
ence to the seductive effects of music 
upon women. The acting is boyend 
reproach, however. Henry AInley as 
Gabor Arany proves that he is even a 
greater character man than many 
gave his credit for. Irene Vanbrugh's 
play ng of Helen is so easy as to con- 
vex the impression that she had play- 
ed the part for months. May Blaney 
was one of the most successful pur 
trayers in the cast. Charles Bryant 
was the Doctor to a "T." 



The Follies reopening found them 
in great trim. The only thing they 
do not seem to have included in their 
b